A Debt Settlement Service-When is it Right?

by : Marjorie Salada

There are many people that are finding themselves in debt, especially in light of the recent mortgage fiasco. Using a debt settlement service is one viable option for eliminating your financial difficulties and getting your stability back. There are times that using a credit settlement service will be your best option.

If you are current on your payments and are able to make minimum payments, there are other solutions that may work better for your financial situation. However, if your debt is substantial, you may still opt to use a debt negotiation company.

If you are looking for a bankruptcy alternative, a credit settlement service is ideal. They can help you get charged off and severely past due accounts paid off.

Debt negotiation is one of the fastest ways of getting out of debt. You can pay off your accounts in as little as a year and not more than three years.

Debt settlement is not a loan or a consolidation. Your credit negotiation company works with your creditors to get your balances reduced. This reduction is usually 40-70% of the balance on your account. In other words, if you have a $10,000 in credit card balances, it may be possible to have that amount reduced to $3,000. I have even seen creditors willing to settle for less.

Think about the relief you would experience if you only owed $3,000 as opposed to the original $10,000. Using a debt settlement service will have a negative affect on your credit report, but it will not have the impact that filing bankruptcy will have on it.

Once you have entered into an agreement with a negotiation company, it is essential that you stick to the agreement. Your company may drop you if you fail to follow the terms of the agreement that you have entered into with them. You will make your payments to the debt settlement company and they will take care of paying your creditors.

If you are in a situation where you are falling behind on your payments and are considering bankruptcy, you are in the ideal position to use a debt settlement company. This company can be your way out of debt. The sooner you settle your debts, the sooner you will be able to begin rebuilding your credit and getting your life back on track. If you are getting ready to file bankruptcy, consider a debt settlement service for paying your debts.