Have you ever really thought about the word advocate? It is actually a verb – an action word – and a noun or a person/place/thing.
Advocate – The Person
An advocate is someone who is in your corner, a voice on your behalf when you don’t have the words to speak. An advocate is someone who is on your side, someone who will stand up and defend you and explain your side of the situation.
When it comes to bankruptcy, it is critical that you have an advocate who is not only on your side but has the knowledge and experience to know what to say, who to say it to and when to say it.
The dictionary defines an advocate as someone who “pleads for or in behalf of another.” The word “plead” is a powerful, action-packed word. When you are at the point in your life when bankruptcy appears to be the best course of action to help you get on your financial feet, you want someone who is so passionate about your case that they PLEAD for you.
The attorneys and support staff of Bankruptcy Advocates do just that. We work directly with each person and/or family who has determined that it may be time to file for bankruptcy.
Together we will:
· Assess your current financial picture – income versus debt
· Determine long-term debt versus short-term
· Examine those bills that will be expunged with bankruptcy versus those that will not
· Review and explain the different bankruptcy options
· Create a plan to put you on solid financial ground
· Contact creditors to help work out payment plans or reduced debt amounts
· Represent you legally throughout the entire bankruptcy process
Which leads us to the verb advocate.
Advocate – The Action Word
Advocate as a verb means “to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly.”
If you are considering bankruptcy as an option you have been doing a lot of soul-searching. The past several months, or even years, you have struggled with who to pay. You have most likely suffered calls from creditors and the stress has been building. Considering the possibility of filing bankruptcy isn’t something you just wake up one day and decide; so we know you will benefit from a professional who can advocate on your behalf.
Our slogan is that we are a “debt relief” firm. Think about the word “relief” and feel the stress being removed from your shoulders. Imagine no longer fighting the good fight alone but having an advocate who can advocate on your behalf.
Imagine the power of knowing that someone will be there to help you make the best decisions and create the best plan for your financial obligations and to help you start over.
When we advocate on behalf of our clients, we work only in their best interests. Using our knowledge, expertise, and understanding of the ever-changing laws, we advocate for a final outcome that will satisfy your debts and help you understand how to move forward.
Bankruptcy isn’t just about relieving debit it is also about education to help you make better choices moving forward so that you don’t find yourself in a similar circumstance a few years down the road.
We have over 65 years of combined experience representing clients going through bankruptcy. The initial consultation is free, and we are very skilled at recommending strategies to help you resolve your financial issues without filing for bankruptcy. In approximately 30% of the cases, we do not recommend a bankruptcy filing. This means that we will never earn a fee from you, but as your advocate, we are charged with the responsibility of putting your interests ahead of ours. We do this work because we enjoy it. There is a great personal reward when we are able to help our clients alleviate financial distress.
We know what you are going through and we are here to help. Give us a call and set up an appointment. Let’s talk. We want to be the advocate you need to help you move forward. The initial consultation is free.
Southern Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney law firm Bankruptcy Advocates is located in Carbondale and serves a wide geographic community. The first consultation is always free. Give us a call at 618-549-9800 or email us at [email protected] to speak about your case or legal matter. Convenient appointment times are available.