Debt negotiation is needed by debtors who are in dire financial conditions that they are unable to meet payments to their creditors. These are the people who do not know how to handle their finances in such a way that will allow them to meet all their financial obligations and still have extra to pay off debts slowly.
To avoid declaring bankruptcy, you need to at least try to negotiate with your creditors for a lower monthly payment, lower interest rate and possibly, even a lower outstanding balance. This means the creditor will allow you to pay only a percentage of your balance and forgive the rest of it.
What you Need During Debt Negotiation
Whether you decide to hire a professional to help you negotiate your case with your creditor, you do have the capabilities to do it on your own. However, by saving on a couple of service fees, you will be lacking in expertise. Any financial consultant or debt relief article will strongly suggest that you hire a professional to work on your behalf. At the very least, these experts have established a working relationship with these creditors – especially those who have been in the business for quite some time. You and any future agreements will be benefitting from this relationship.
Another important aspect in debt negotiation is your budget plan. This plan will serve as proof that you are unable to meet the original terms of the contract. It will help them decide on the monthly payments that they will ask from you and the percentage of the debt that they think can be forgiven.
This budget plan will also give you insight on your current financial behavior. It will help you cut back on unnecessary expenses and thus increase your savings or payment capabilities.
The next requirement in debt negotiation are your payment goals. Make them realistic and share these with the creditor to convince them of your sincerity to pay off what you owe. If you want to increase your credit score while paying off your debts, this can be negotiated with the creditor so you can agree to a plan that will attain that and clear off your debts with them. Be sure to have something for the creditor in those goals. They have to know what they will gain – even if it only means settling your debts. You can assure them that a credit collection agency or a court proceeding is not necessary and you will stick to this new agreement.
On a last note, read through the FDCPA or Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. It contains what you should know about your rights against abusive debt collectors. It pays to do your research so you are not left unaware and abused throughout the debt negotiation process.
How Debt Negotiation can Write Off your Debt
This method of debt relief is possible because even your creditors want a clean settlement of your debts. While they may lose a bit of profit, the costs of going to court, hiring a lawyer and a collection agency does put a dent on their budget too.
Not only that, you are still, in essence, a customer. By retaining your good graces and helping you to settle your debts in a way that you can afford, you can still patronize their services should you need financial aid in the future.
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