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Debt Settlement Agreement

Washington

Asked on Jul 30, 2023

When to use a debt settlement agreement?

I have recently been struggling to pay off my credit card debt, and I'm trying to find the best way to settle this debt. I am considering a debt settlement agreement, but I'm not sure when it is appropriate to use one. I understand that a debt settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between a creditor and a debtor, and I want to know if this is a viable option for my situation.

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Financial

Washington

Answered 293 days ago

Merry A.

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I only just saw your question - sorry you have been waiting since July 30, 2023! Whether a settlement agreement is your best choice is very fact-specific. In many situations, it's a good option if you can negotiate a far lower pay-off amount, but in some situations bankruptcy and a "clean slate" is the best option. Many legal servies/legal aid offices may offer free debt assistance -if it's not too late, I suggest that you contact such an office.

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