President William McKinley – The Cosigner Who Filed

William McKinley was elected President in 1897.  Filing for bankruptcy in 1893, while he was governor of Ohio, didn’t stop him at all! He ran for president 4 years after filing, and won! And it William McKinleyshouldn’t stop you!

McKinley co-signed on a $130,000 loan for a friend to keep a business open. The friend’s business closed and McKinley was left with the debt. McKinley filed bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act of 1867. Back then,   bankruptcy gave you protection from garnishment while paid back creditors, much like Chapter 13 today. 

Voters did not care about McKinley’s financial problems. He was reelected governor and then elected twice as President of the United States. McKinley sought help for his financial problems.

Presidential HatHave you cosigned for a friend or family member?  Then they defaulted, and the creditor is coming after you? Were you left holding the bag? Co-signing debt makes you as responsible as the other person. If they can’t pay – you owe!

If you are a co-signer and your co-signer is still paying, but you need to file either Chapter 7 or 13, you don’t want your bankruptcy to affect their debt.  Ask Geraci Law how we can help.

Whether you are the co-signer who is primary on the debt, or the one who is secondary, Geraci Law knows how to handle either Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 debt repayment, and co-signed debt. Prez

Talking about financial problems is the first step to getting help. Geraci Law helps thousands of people just like you get financial relief from creditors. Maybe eliminating the debt could be your first step to the presidency!

If you are working full time, and have debt, just dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation or log on to www.infotapes.com  to make appointments online 24/7.

Read more at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Why is bankruptcy like baseball?

Geraci law knows how you feel when you’re in debt. Studies have shown most folks who would rather talk about their toilet habits or sex life than how much money or debt they have. Does this sound like you? You are 60 years old and live with a lot of economic uncertainty. You and your husband fight about money, often regret the purchases you make, and save nothing for retirement? Worse yet you have little or no pension, and you’re worried about healthcare?Baseball

For sure, you don’t know anything about the law, and you know even less about bankruptcy law. Bankruptcy is the Great American Law. Bankruptcy and baseball both start with the letter B.

Bankruptcy is a lot older than baseball.  The first officially recorded baseball game in U.S. history took place on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, New Jersey: the “New York Nine” defeated the Knickerbockers, 23–1, in four innings

So you probably know a lot more about baseball than you know about bankruptcy. Bankruptcy and baseball are both good things. Baseball allows you to forget your troubles for 9 innings, and root for your home team. Bankruptcy allows you to get out of debt and get a fresh start so you’re not paying off old debt with money you should be saving for your retirement.

To find out more about bankruptcy and how it can

  • get you out of debt,    FlipBook
  • repay debts with NO interest
  • keep your pension, house, SUV and savings
  • allow you to save money,
  • protect your tax refund,

and more importantly, give you a sense of peace and financial freedom, dial 1 800 Call-PFG (800-225-5734), or visit infotapes.com. You can even read our new flipbook the complete book on bankruptcy by Peter Francis Geraci!

Make an online appointment 24-7 or get a free phone mini-consultation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Happy Bankruptcy Clients

We at Geraci Law strive to have “happy clients”. Why? Our clients are almost always under stress, and our mission is to take as much of that away for them as possible. Here is what one recent client took the time to say in a thank you card to me:
“I want to extend a warm thank you to you and all the lawyers at your firm. You have a wonderful group of lawyers and you have helped me get out of debt and start my life once again. I especially want to thank your lawyer at your Berwyn office because they personally helped with my case. I want to thank Frank Hernandez. He helped me understand the whole case, and always answered by questions. He is so generous he even shared his dinner with me once. I had never tried Italian Beef before then. I also want to thank Belfor. He always greeted me and welcomed me into the office. I have recommended your office to my friends, who also need help with their bills. Thank you Mr. Geraci for everything your firm has helped me with. The little things you do mean so very much. Thank you.

How to deal with vehicle loans in Chapter 13

Your politicians made changes to the bankruptcy laws years ago to protect car finance companies. They seem to think that making it hard for consumers will help their finance companies. Although the politicians must have gotten some big contributions from GM’s captive finance company, GMAC, it didn’t stop General Motors from filing bankruptcy, did it? No!! So even though your Senators and Congress people try to make it hard on us, you can still get help as a working person if you are overwhelmed with debt because of job loss, illness or whatever life brings. Car loans are now going 60 to even 84 months. Used car rates can be 21%. So if you have a high interest car loan, and the car is worth less than you owe on it, here’s the deal in Chapter 13 bankruptcy:
1. If your bought the vehicle more than 910 days (2.5 years ago), you can offer to pay the actual value at prime rate plus 2%.
2. If you bought the vehicle less than 910 days, you have to pay the remaining loan on it, no reduction in value, but can still pay less interest.
Either way, you get a better deal, and still get to handle your other debt, and pay your vehicle ahead of other debts, so the car gets paid off faster, while the other creditors wait. Have a co-signer? Only way to protect the co-signer is pay the loan as written, either inside your bankruptcy, or “outside”. Geraci Law restructured or discharged over $1.5 billion in debt last year. Visit us at http://www.elimadebt.com