Newport News Debt Settlement Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. Newport News Debt Settlement Attorney John Gerth Merna

    John Merna

    "I founded The Merna Law Group with the idea that everyone has the right to affordable legal help. The legal process can be a stressful and difficult experience. Our goal is to remove... more
    Licensed for 23 years - 60 Min Free Consultation


  2. Newport News Debt Settlement Attorney Chad L. Edwards

    Chad Edwards

    I grew up in Texas, went to college in Idaho, and have lived in Virginia since 2006. I became a lawyer because I have a passion for helping people solve their problems. I know that... more
    Licensed for 3 years - 60 Min Free Consultation


  3. Newport News Debt Settlement Attorney Gary Lee Abbott

    Gary Abbott

    Client Review: I've dealt with quite a few lawyers in the past few years. Most talk about money first, then your...
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    Licensed for 11 years


Debt Settlement

If you owe a large amount of money on unsecured debts, you may require the services of a debt settlement lawyer. Unsecured debts include medical bills, student loans, credit cards, store and gas cards, personal loans, collection accounts, and bounced checks. For these sorts of debts, lenders will usually accept less than the full amount if it's clear you don't have the money to pay them (especially if the original amount has continued to grow with interest, late charges, and collection costs). A debt settlement attorney can negotiate with the lender and objectively present the facts in your case. Oftentimes, unsecured debt lenders would rather settle with you than take a chance on getting nothing if you file for bankruptcy. If the negotiation is successful, the creditor may even be convinced to take the settled debt off your credit history.