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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.

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  • review rating 5  I had an awesome experience with the entire team at Debt Advisors(D.A.). They made a very stressful and complicated situation very easy. When going into this I thought this process was going to be very long and stressful as I did not know what to fully expect. From my very first meeting to my last I had nothing but an easy and pleasant process. Every one was so knowledgeable and helpful! I could not have asked for a better team to assist me in my time of need. Sending a very big Thank you to all the staff at D.A. you guys are amazing.

    thumb Cecilia Brito
  • review rating 5  Debt Advisors Law Offices rock! I went into bankruptcy not knowing what to expect but Mr. Pietrek who represented me put my mind at ease. Mr. Pietrek answered all of my question in-person and on the phone. I never felt uncomfortable or embarrassed. The amount of money I had to pay was like half the amount I would have had to pay going through ay other firm. If for some reason I had to go through bankruptcy again there would be no one else I would use. Good people good prices great services.

    thumb CJ M
  • review rating 5  I am so grateful for the Debit Advisors in assisting me to get my life back on track. I have great respect for them. Debit Advisors has integrity! I was in a very difficult situation and they guided me through. They were honest with me about what I could and could not do, what is allowable and not allowable, they got bill collectors off my back and they replied back to me in a timely manner when I had questions. As long as I did my part in the process, they more than did their part.

    thumb Kathy Carter
  • review rating 5  Awesome experience! Helpful all the way through the process. Saved our lives.! Chad was great and everyone was so helpful.

    thumb michael sabel
  • review rating 5  Chad makes bankruptcy look and feel easy. He was very transparent, to the point, and comforting throughout the process. Any questions via email or call, were responded to in a beyond timely fashion. I would highly recommend working with Debt Advisors to get your fresh start.

    thumb Alexandria Jackson
  • review rating 5  The team at debt advisors are best. They help me with all my financial issues. Everything it took for me to get through my situation they were there from beginning to the end. I would recommend them to anyone that's in a financial situation. Give them a call

    thumb Demetrick Fleming
  • review rating 5  The team at debt advisors are best. They help me with all my financial issues. Everything it took for me to get through my situation they were there from beginning to the end. I would recommend them to anyone that's in a financial situation. Give them a call

    thumb Demetrick Fleming
  • review rating 5  I have used Chad and Jeremy for the past several years and both attorneys has been hands on with helping me resolve and realign many of my financial issue. Debt Advisors has helped my stress level of finances to settle in a more comfortable place. I would highly recommend Debt Advisors to anyone that may have made bad financial choose or found themselves in a place of hardship. Thanks Debt Advisors

    thumb Debbie Matthews
  • review rating 5  As a customer I was very glad with the level of service I received. I was both nervous and ashamed that I was going through the process of filing. My attorney was nonjudgmental, professional, and very knowledgeable. I had lots of questions and he patiently answered each of them helping me feel more confident in my decision making. I was unable to pay all fees up front and was happy to learn that there was a payment option where payments were deducted from my account until paid in full. Upon my final payment the process ran quickly and smoothly. I always felt like my best interest was at the forefront front the filing process, followup phone calls, reminder phones calls, the court date and discharge. I called the offices 3 years after filing and still, they were welcoming, supportive and informative even though I am not a current customer. This was the first step to me reestablishing myself as a conscious borrower and consumer.

    thumb Ashley Vtine
  • review rating 5  Both Cad and Michael were fantastic!!! They were dedicated and very helpful during my entire bankruptcy. Every step was explained as well as any question that I had (even if I asked three or four times) got answered. I would recommend this team to anyone that needs to swallow their pride and file bankruptcy.

    thumb Andrew Ossowski

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