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    "He and the team held my hand and answered any and all questions no matter the time or day."| Cutler & Associates Reviews

    Last updated 7 months ago

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    • I had gotten Stuart's name in a round about way. From the beginning Stuart had helped me get my bearings about the situation. He and the team held my hand and answered any and all questions no matter the time or day. They were very through, honest and straight forward with me. I have referred several people to them. I would not hesitate to use... More

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    Tips for Dealing with Abusive Debt Collection Agencies

    Last updated 7 months ago

    If you fall behind on your bills, lenders may give your account over to a company whose only role is to try and collect the money you owe. These businesses are often ruthless in their pursuit of your cash. Thankfully, a number of laws protect consumers from these scary companies. Here are some tips for dealing with abusive debt collectors:

    Learn the Law
    Depending on where you live, a number of different laws can protect you from harassment and incessant phone calls. State statutes often provide an initial layer of protection, but the main law that applies throughout the country is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This regulation prevents collection agencies from calling you in the middle of the night, using profane language, or discussing your debts with your family members or employers. If you feel harassed, begin keeping a log of the collection agency’s actions in order to better prove your case.

    Consult an Attorney
    One of the best ways to make debt collectors stop calling you is to force them to go through your lawyer. As soon as an attorney begins representing you, collection agencies cannot call you directly. Additionally, a lawyer may help you sue the company in state or federal court for violation of the FDCPA or other consumer protection laws. You can win peace of mind and a financial settlement.

    File a Report with a Regulatory Agency
    Another option is to report the collection agency to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) your state Attorney General’s office. Both of these government entities have the right to sue collection agencies on behalf of the American public, and can force collectors to change their ways. However, this process can be lengthy and potentially ineffective.

    The legal team at Cutler & Associates is skilled at applying Illinois and federal law to debt collection practices. If you want to fight back against harassment and never-ending phone calls, consider meeting with one of our lawyers to learn about your legal options. Dial (847) 849-1834 to reach our Chicago-area team and schedule a free initial appointment.

    "I would highly recommend this team to anyone."| Cutler and Associates Reviews

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    • Stuart Swanson was very caring, kind, and a pleasure to work with. He was there any time I had a question or concern always responding in a timely manner. Anna was helpful and efficient making sure to keep me up to date and reminding me of appointments. David was comforting and helpful. I would highly recommend this team to anyone

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    How to Stop Debt Collectors from Contacting You

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Even though a debt collector can contact you in person, over the phone, or through letters, there are limitations as to how he or she is able to pursue your debt obligation. For example, a debt collector isn’t allowed to call you before 8 A.M. or after 9 P.M. In addition, you are able to request that a debt collector doesn’t contact you at work.

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a federal law that requires debt collectors to exercise respect and fairness when contacting debtors. As this video explains, the FDCPA applies to all consumer debts, including car loans, medical bills, and credit card bills. The best way to ensure that a debt collector is complying with FDCPA is to speak with a bankruptcy attorney. 

    Cutler & Associates, Ltd. of Aurora has more than 25 years of consumer bankruptcy experience. Call (847) 868-2265 to schedule a free evaluation.   

    What to Expect at Your Free Bankruptcy Evaluation with Cutler & Associates

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Since 1990, the bankruptcy attorneys of Cutler & Associates, Ltd. have provided thousands in the Chicago area with quality legal representation in consumer bankruptcy cases. Our expertise lies in handling Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and we have seven convenient locations, including an office in Aurora and Schaumburg. By calling us today, we can stop collection calls, asset sales, wage garnishments and more.

    Your initial meeting with Cutler & Associates, Ltd. is absolutely free. We offer a free bankruptcy evaluation to assess the facts of your case and provide you with a unique plan for your financial situation. This initial meeting is also your opportunity to ask some initial questions you have about the bankruptcy process. Our bankruptcy attorneys are dedicated to helping you find the best possible solution to your financial problems, whether this means filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

    To schedule a free bankruptcy evaluation with Cutler & Associates, Ltd., give us a call at (847) 868-2265. With more than 25 years of consumer bankruptcy experience, our attorneys can help you resolve your debt issues

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