Bankruptcy Counseling Pierre SD

Local resource for evaluating bankruptcy counseling in Pierre. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bankruptcy lawyer and bankruptcy counseling, as well as advice on filing for bankruptcy, bankruptcy requirements, bankruptcy law, personal bankruptcy, business bankruptcy, liquidation bankruptcy and reorganization bankruptcy.

Brent A. Wilbur
(605) 224-8803
503 South Pierre Street, P.O. Box 160
Pierre, SD
 
Consumer Credit Counseling
(605) 945-2399
209 1/2 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
 
Spencer Carl Mosness
(605) 343-2410
704 St Joseph St, Po Box 290
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Fraud, Probate, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Education
South Texas College Of Law
State Licensing
Texas

Total Bankruptcy has a participating attorney in BROOKINGS
(866) 525-2557
317 Sixth Avenue
BROOKINGS, SD
Description
Take control of your finances today! We have an extensive nationwide network of local, sponsoring bankrupcty attorneys. Call to discuss your options for stopping creditor harassment. We also have information on filing for chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. Personal bankruptcy may be an option for you. Call today!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Frederick M. Entwistle
(605) 336-3890
300 South Phillips Avenue, Suite 300, P.O. Box 5027
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Powell Law Office
(605) 224-7545
421 S Pierre St
Pierre, SD
 
Carlon Law Office
(605) 224-5880
117 S Pierre Street
Pierre, SD
 
Spencer Carl Mosness
(605) 343-2410
704 St Joseph St, Po Box 290
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Fraud, Probate, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Education
South Texas College Of Law
State Licensing
Texas

Steven J. Sarbacker
(605) 335-4950
100 North Phillips Avenue, 9th Floor
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Roger W. Damgaard
(605) 336-3890
300 South Phillips Avenue, Suite 300, P.O. Box 5027
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Bankruptcy's Early Warning Signs

Provided By: Realty Times

Bankruptcy filings jumped 40 percent in 2007, after sharp declines from a year earlier when the new bankruptcy law made it more difficult to seek bankruptcy-court protection from creditors.

The new law, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 was first effective in 2006.

Even though the law makes bankruptcy a more difficult option to use, rising mortgage payments, job losses and other financial pressures pushed up the bankruptcy rate after more and more consumers found no other recourse, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

The Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) says there's often an alternative to bankruptcy if consumers know the warning signs and seek help as soon as the red flags fly.

The association has developed a set of warning signs as a tip off to trouble ahead. If you experience two or more you should immediately seek help.

The warning signs are:

  • Living paycheck to paycheck. Losing a job or a decrease in pay could be the final straw. Only a few months separates many consumers from a financial choke hold unless a quick change can be made to raise some cash or lower debt -- or both.

  • No savings cushion. Americans' average savings rate is slim to none. If you spend more than you earn, an unexpected and costly change, say a divorce, major home repair or car expense, could cause severe financial trauma.

  • Being under insured. A large portion of bankruptcies involve medical debt. If you can't afford the cost of an insurable incident without insurance, get insurance. If you lack insurance you also lack the wherewithal to cover sudden medical debt, home or car expenses and those other unexpected events.

  • A non-mortgage debt-to-income ratio that is more than 20 percent. For those who spend more than 20 percent of their take home pay for non-mortgage debt, again, without a drastic change, financial frustration could become chronic.

  • Making only minimum payments on credit cards. Paying only the minimum amount due means staying in debt longer and at a greater cost than is prudent. Those unable to make more than a minimum payment are at the mercy of even the slightest change in their financial condition.

If two of those red flags are signaling you, chances are you need financial counseling, assistance or both.

AICCCA and its members offer such counseling referrals. Other help is available from a host of other groups, including National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC); NeighborWorks of America; Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN); U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development; and local community and social service programs.

Author: Broderick Perkins
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