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Benefits of Credit Counseling

Credit Counseling Attorney

Madison ● Milwaukee ● Oshkosh ● Green Bay ● Sheboygan
The bankruptcy code amendments of 2005 include a significant change requiring individuals to seek credit counseling prior to filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, and debt education before bankruptcy is completed. Without these mandatory counseling classes from an approved agency, you cannot submit a petition for bankruptcy or have your debts legally discharged. The experienced bankruptcy lawyers of Debt Advisors help residents in Milwaukee, Dane, Brown and Winnebago counties get a fresh start through bankruptcy and credit repair services.

We believe it is always good to know where your hard-earned money is going, and we can help you register for the required credit counseling and debt education classes. Contact us at one of our four offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison or Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Required attendance in the credit counseling class can provide you with alternatives to filing for bankruptcy. The class may be taken in person, over the telephone or online and usually lasts no more than an hour. Once completed, you have the option to continue the bankruptcy process. While many creditors prefer that you seek debt consolidation rather than filing for bankruptcy, it pays to be wary of debt consolidation scams. Our bankruptcy attorneys will help you understand your options so that you can make informed decisions about how to proceed.

In addition to the credit counseling class, you are also required to attend a debtor education class before your debts are legally discharged by the bankruptcy court. A counselor in this class can help teach you money management skills including:

  • Recognizing the warning signs of unmanageable debt
  • Credit repair & setting a reasonable budget (Download Budget Worksheet)
  • Dealing with identity theft and debt collectors.  (Learn about FDCPA)
  • Understanding credit report myths and truths

Debt education class

This is a proactive means to address both you current financial problems, and any future challenges that you may face. Our comprehensive approach to consumer bankruptcy can help you repair your credit report and other life after bankruptcy concerns.

Contact a Credit Counseling Bankruptcy Attorney Today

While credit counseling and debtor education are not free the courses offer valuable financial advice. Contact Debt Advisorsfor an appointment to discuss how we can help you make a fresh start.

We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Reviews by Google Users

  • 5 star review  I had nothing but an amazing experience. Very professional, intelligent, hard working, and caring. Attorney Michael S. Georg was nothing short of amazing! He made the process painless and easy. From the first meeting to the last he was nothing but professional and showed that he cared! His staff was excellent and is very helpful!

    thumb Darrel Allen Sr
  • 5 star review  From the second I walked in and talked to the lawyer I felt a sense of relief and a huge weight off my shoulders. Debt Advisors was efficient, timely, and professional. They helped my husband and I to get a fresh start financially.We’re so happy we chose Debt Advisors!!

    thumb Suseela Riley
  • 5 star review  Not a good year, 2016. Chad L. Schomburg at Debt Advisors Law Office made it easier. Very professional and with the knowledge to answer all my questions. Extremely happy with the results and I highly recommend this Law Office.

    thumb Marco Ramirez
  • 5 star review  Mike Georg was extremely helpful during the entirety of my process. He made sure I understood exactly what was going to happen and he was always there to answer any questions I may have had. I really like the fact that I didn’t have to pay all out of pocket at once. Their payment plan made it easy for me to pay what I had to without breaking the bank. I’m completely satisfied with the level of professionalism that everyone in the office has. Even to this day I’m able to get in touch with them which I’m really grateful for. I’d definitely recommend them to my family and friends. If your someone who’s looking to get out of debt but are skeptical, you’ll have no worries here with Debt Advisors. The process is quick and easy.

    thumb Shetara Johnson
  • 5 star review  I still remember the day when I started my bankruptcy back in 2016. I selected Debt Advisors because a good friend of mine had recommended Atty Mike Georg to me. After we met I was glad that I did select Debt Advisors for many reasons. Mainly, it was the professionalism and care that Mike and his staff showed me throughout the entire process. It felt good knowing that my situation would be taken care of efficiently and in a timely manner. Even after my bankruptcy was discharged Attorney Mike Georg and Debt Advisors have been there for me in 2018 and this 2020. Both times I've needed professional help with things like providing me with documents and forms that I've needed from my case. I strongly encourage anyone looking for debt consultation to visit Debt Advisors for help. They're great at what they do!

    thumb Arlandus Morton
  • 5 star review  Bankruptcy is never fun, but this Law Office made it so much easier. If I ever had any questions at all they were answered timely. They even helped me through a rough time when I ended up having to pay taxes and had a big medical exspense too! They were always kind and never made me feel bad for having to do the bankruptcy. They were sympathetic to why and just helped me through it! I recommend them to anyone I know going through this or having to start this process. I know of two of the people I referred who used htem and loved them too! Thank you Debt Advisors Law Offices! Jeremy and Angel thank you personally!

    thumb Tami Miller
  • 5 star review  I can confidently say that Debt Advisors is NOT in the business of taking advantage of you in your current situation. Debt Advisors is in the business of helping you get in a better place than you are now. I was there, constantly worrying about this large amount of debt that I owed. Feeling sick to my stomach and unable to sleep at night. Then I talked to Mike. He is genuine and honest. Having him in my corner took this huge weight off my chest. If you are in this place, I highly recommend giving Debt Advisors a call, it is the first step in the right direction.

    thumb Kurt Cameron
  • 5 star review  I had nothing but and amazing experience with Debt Adviosrs. They made this process for me easy and painless. Still today they are open and willing to help me. These are really great people, and they really care. Thank you Geroge and the rest of your team.

    thumb DENISE MOORE
  • 5 star review  They took the worries out of a very scary life experience. Explained everything step by step. Nice to be reassured that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that everything will be okay! Because of their help life did go on! Thank you all!

    thumb Chris Rettmueller
  • 5 star review  Had a great experience with Debt Advisors! They never made me feel judged and made sure everything was handled in an efficient manner. Years later they are still extremely helpful when an issue comes up. They are on top of everything. Highly recommended!

    thumb Samantha Siegel

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