Geraci Law is Here to Help

Geraci Law thanks ALL essential workers for helping everyone. If you need help, Geraci Law is here for you.

Geraci Law is Here to Help

Geraci Law wants to thank all the medical workers, grocery workers, and everyone out there working to support the country during COVID-19. We understand it’s tough and we appreciate everything you are doing.

Despite many people losing jobs, losing hours, the collection efforts do not stop. Collection agencies are still calling although they probably should not be, there are still lawsuits being filed against people who are struggling. That’s where Geraci Law can help. Filing for bankruptcy can STOP the collection actions from the creditors.

Creditor lobby groups fought against a bill proposed in Congress to STOP collection agencies from reporting late or missed payments to the three credit bureaus. The bill did NOT pass. The CARES Act did pass. There are guidelines written out by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urging banks to work with consumers. Read more at the New York Post here. An excerpt from the letter written by US Chamber of Commerce and other associations that represent banks and creditors said,

As you consider options to protect consumers from harm, please be aware that blanket suppression of all adverse information in credit reports could disrupt consumer access to credit in the future.

Sometimes we all need a little bit of help. As of now, the help is not coming from Congress and help is not guaranteed from your creditors and banks. Geraci Law is here for you. Bankruptcy could be the solution to your problem.

If you are struggling with payments, worried about your job, worried about catching coronavirus and missing work – we’re here for you. Geraci Law IS open and meeting via video. We make debt relief simple because no one needs extra stress right now.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Virus Stimulus Package – Bankruptcy

Geraci Law helps answer questions about the Virus Stimulus Backage.

Virus Stimulus Package – Bankruptcy

The United States Government is close to authorizing a stimulus package where Americans will receive a check. How much are you expecting? What do you do with the money? Geraci Law is here to help.

If the bill passes, if you are:

  • Single and making less than $75,000 per year, you will receive $1,200 check.
  • Married and household income less than $150,000, you will receive a $2,400 check.
  • Any couples or individuals UNDER this earnings mark will receive $500 per child.

The income threshold will be based on your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). So what do you do with the money? You should think about your finances. Ask yourselves these questions:

  • Will this money pay off my debt in full?
  • Will this additional income pay off my mortgage arrears in full?
  • Does putting this money toward my debt SOLVE my problem or just buy me another month without collection calls?

Think about your answers. You do not want a Band-Aid for a wound. This stimulus package is supposed to help cover the short paycheck or missed hours at work. If you are NOT paying off your debt balances in full, then what happens in the next month or the following with your minimums? Does this prevent a foreclosure? Does it stop a car repossession?

Bankruptcy DOES. Filing a Chapter 7 to eliminate your credit card and other debt could allow you to get back on track. The additional funds could help start a savings plan for an emergency. Filing a Chapter 13 would STOP a repossession or a foreclosure.

Geraci Law is here for you. If you have questions or if you want to talk to a professional about your financial situation, we’re here. Geraci Law is open and ready to help!

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Geraci Law is OPEN

Geraci Law is open and ready to meet with you by video. Call us at 800 CALL PFG!

Geraci Law staff and attorneys are here and ready to help you!

We are available by phone at 800 CALL PFG (800.225.5734) for free mini-consultations to answer any questions you have about bankruptcy, budgeting or finances.

Geraci Law attorneys offer a FREE video meeting to discuss bankruptcy options. You will meet with a LIVE attorney to discuss your financial situation. We make the process hassle-free so with a click of a button you can meet with an experienced Geraci Law attorney.

The effects of COVID-19 virus attack more than just your immune system. Job positions are being eliminated and hours are being cut. The economy is in uncharted waters. Everyone has questions to ask about their financial future.

Geraci Law is a source of information for financial questions. We try our best to be a RESOURCE to those in need of answers to lingering questions.

 

Huffington Post Writer Explains Chapter 13

Recent post in the Huffington Post discusses writer’s bankruptcy experience at age 26. Geraci Law is here to help you at age 26 to 76!

Huffington Post Writer Explains Chapter 13

In a recent post in the Huffington Post, John-Michael Jalonen writes about his experience filing for bankruptcy at 26 years old. He like many recent college grads, found himself with more debt than his income and student loan obligations could afford.

Filing for bankruptcy changes many people’s lives for the better. It gives the opportunity to reestablish yourself financially. Geraci Law’s motto is “Changing Your Life For the Better.” We stand by that.

Read Jalonen’s article here.  An excerpt from the piece,

“Admitting you’re in debt, much less deep debt, is incredibly embarrassing and makes you feel like a failure. However, it’s something that so many people are faced with, and going through the bankruptcy process can actually be a blessing.”

If you have questions about debt, finances or just want to talk about budgeting – give us a call. Experience counselors are waiting to help you!

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Geraci Law Virtual Consultations

Geraci Law is offering VIRTUAL appointments with our experienced staff. Same great service from the comfort of your home.

Geraci Law Virtual Consultations

Geraci Law is keeping its clients and staff safe from COVID-19.

During this time, we will remain open for phone and virtual consultations with a Geraci Law attorney. Call us at 800.401.4010, you can also schedule an appointment online.

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Geraci Law is happy to continue offering free lawyer consultations during these difficult times. You get the same GREAT service from the comfort of your home.

You may set your free consultation through your local office, however, all meetings will be over the phone or virtually on a web conference.

Great Geraci Law Reviews

More Geraci Law reviews. There IS a PFG Difference – read what REAL clients say about their experience with Geraci Law attorneys & Staff.

Great Geraci Law Reviews

SJGAttorney Scott Greenwood, Geraci Law Schaumburg Office 

I can’t say enough about how nice and helpful the people are at the Geraci Law Schaumburg office, Scott is absolutely fantastic he was very knowledgeable and full of lots of helpful information… And the paralegal at the front desk is as helpful as she is beautiful.. Can’t thank them enough!!

CHKAttorney Ashley Chike, Geraci Law Dundee Office 

Great vibes, tons of helpful information, definitely took all the head aches away from having to deal with creditors and just not having the money to make ends meet. A few meetings some paper work and we will be debt free. I do feel like they saved my sanity. Our attorney Ashley Chike has been nothing but helpful as well as edger her assistant. Highly recommended Geraci law!!!!

JJBAttorney Joseph Blaha, Geraci Law Racine Office

For such a humbling experience as having to declare bankruptcy, the folks here are easy to talk to and walk you though the process thoroughly. Never at any point did I feel shame or confusion while I was there, and that is everything.

 

LAVAttorney Lavita Ball, Geraci Law Merrillville Office

I had a wonderful time filing bankruptcy (who says that lol). Lavita eased my fears and answered all my questions. They were very patient with me and we laughed the whole time I was there. The process wasn’t as intimidating as I initially thought. These 2 are KEEPERS!! Thanks for making this experience a good one for me. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Attorney Ricardo Gomez, Geraci Law Southside/Chatham Office

MEZIf you are not sure about where to start your financial journey, look no further! I’ve experienced nothing but good things since I met with Ricardo Gomez of Geraci Law. While this isn’t the most comfortable thing to do, Ricardo will put you at ease. He is very professional knowledgeable, kind, helpful, patient and passionate about what he does. A true asset to this firm. I always have a million questions and he always answers every single one honestly . He always gets back to me in a timely fashion. I’m glad I chose Ricardo and this firm and will highly recommend ! Shout out to his mom for raising a great individual!

What Happens to My Credit?

Geraci Law answers 5 common questions about credit after filing for bankruptcy. What is “good” credit?

What Happens to My Credit?

Geraci Law answers 5 common questions about credit after filing for bankruptcy. What is “good” credit?

When can I apply for credit?

You can apply for credit after your case is discharged and closed.  But should you apply for credit? You do not want to find yourself in the same position you just discharged in bankruptcy. You are a credit risk immediately after filing for bankruptcy. Creditors KNOW you filed for bankruptcy and after bankruptcy you have limited bankruptcy relief options. These creditors prey on you because you are a credit risk so you WILL get loan offers.

Any credit preapproval you receive will usually come with high interest rates. It may be better to NOT use credit. SAVE money, make house/car payments ON TIME, stay away from the high-interest credit debt and personal loans.

When can I buy a house?

You can apply for a home loan after your case is discharged and closed. Some people are approved while they are IN a bankruptcy. FHA loans might be an option. For a conventional loan, usually its two years after a bankruptcy discharge. Geraci Law is here to help with the process. If you need your bankruptcy paperwork – YEARS down the road, you can log into your Geraci Law Client Corner account to print. You can also search Geraci Law in your app store on your phone to download our Geraci Law app.

What happens to my credit score after filing Chapter 7? Chapter 13?

In your post-bankruptcy life, you should focus on rebuilding financially. Start with a savings account and build an emergency fund. If you have a car payment or mortgage payment, continue to make those payments ON TIME to work to reestablish a payment history.

You will get credit offers in the mail – do your research! Look at the interest rates – if you are going to use the credit, then make sure you pay off what you borrow every month. Do not accept the first offer that comes your way. Review the small print, stay away from the predatory lenders.

When can I buy a car?

After the bankruptcy is discharged and closed you can buy a car. If you are in a Chapter 13 right now, you need court approval if you are looking to FINANCE a vehicle. Craig’s List is a great option to buy a car for cash. You’ll get advertisements from car lots in the mail after bankruptcy – make sure to review the terms. Avoid the high interest, older vehicles without a warranty.

How do I rebuild credit?

  • Pay all of your bills on time! Timely payments prevent late charges and helps you reestablish a payment history.
  • Make sure all of your creditors are reporting to the three major credit agencies (Experian, Transunion, Equifax).
  • Dispute incorrect items on your credit report. Don’t ignore your credit report! All agencies have options to dispute right on their web site, make sure to follow up.
  • Make a large down payment – making a large down payment on any kind of credit make lenders more likely to grant a loan. Your goal should be to put down 20% of the total cost.
  • A small secured credit card is a really great way to build credit with very little risk.

 

  • Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com