Our attorneys can help with AMEX debt consolidation in many different ways:

  1. Expert Advice: A debt relief attorney can provide expert legal advice on various aspects of debt relief options. They can help understand the complexities of bankruptcy laws, debt consolidation, debt management plans, and debt settlement options.
  2. Assessment: They can assess your financial situation thoroughly, considering your income, expenses, assets, and the amount of debt you owe. This helps to develop a comprehensive plan that suits your specific situation.
  3. Negotiations: One of the key services a debt relief attorney provides is negotiating with your creditors. They can work out a reduced interest rate, lower monthly payments, or even a reduced total debt amount in some cases. Their negotiation skills can be crucial in getting you the best possible deal.
  4. Legal Protection: They can also protect you from unfair debt collection practices. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), there are certain practices that debt collectors must not engage in. If they do, a debt relief attorney can take legal action against them on your behalf.
  5. Bankruptcy filing: If your situation is severe and bankruptcy is the best option, a debt relief attorney can guide you through the complex process of filing for bankruptcy. They can help you determine which type of bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Chapter 13, etc.) is most suitable for you, help prepare the necessary documentation, represent you in court, and guide you through the process.
  6. Peace of Mind: Perhaps one of the most underrated benefits is peace of mind. Dealing with overwhelming debt can be incredibly stressful. Having a professional to help navigate the situation can alleviate much of this stress.

What Rights Does A Credit Card Customer Have When It Comes To Harassment?

Credit card customers are protected from harassment and other unfair practices by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in the United States. Here are the key rights provided to you under the FDCPA:

  1. Right to be treated with respect: Debt collectors are not allowed to use abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices to collect a debt from you.
  2. Right to privacy: Debt collectors cannot contact you at inconvenient times or places, such as before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m., unless you agree to it. They also cannot contact you at work if you tell them (orally or in writing) that you’re not allowed to get calls there.
  3. Right to limit communication: If you send a letter to a debt collector asking them to stop contacting you, they must comply. However, it won’t stop them from suing you to collect the debt if they choose to do so.
  4. Right to know who is calling: Debt collectors must identify themselves in each communication and, upon request, provide the name of the original creditor.
  5. Right to dispute the debt: If you believe you do not owe the debt or the amount is incorrect, you have the right to dispute it. If you dispute the debt in writing within 30 days after you are first contacted, the debt collector must stop all debt collection activities until they send you verification of the debt.
  6. Right against false representation: Debt collectors can’t lie or falsely imply that you have committed a crime, misrepresent the amount you owe, indicate that papers they send you are legal forms if they aren’t, or indicate that papers aren’t legal forms if they are.
  7. Right against undue harassment: Debt collectors cannot harass you by using threats of violence or harm, publish a list of individuals who refuse to pay their debts (except to a credit bureau), or use obscene or profane language.
  8. Right against garnishment without legal action: A debt collector cannot garnish your wages or bank account unless they first sue you, win in court, and a judgement is made against you.

Remember, if you believe your rights under the FDCPA have been violated, you can sue a collector in a state or federal court within one year from the date the law was violated. If you win, you may recover money for the damages you suffered, and the debt collector will have to pay your attorney’s fees and court costs.