Missouri’s lawyers are offering information for people having a financially hard time avoid having to hire a lawyer.
The Missouri Bar’s Money Guide is on the Bar’s web page. A couple of clicks will get you free lawyer’s advice in language you can understand about the kinds of personal financial problems people are increasingly likely to face as the economy continues to fall.
The page addresses such things as bill collectors–how to deal with them; credit counseling agencies and which are real and which are scams; how to handle foreclosures, whether bankruptcy should be considered a refuge and what the pros and cons of it are….
Bar President Tom Burke says the Bar tries to answer a lot of questions: "When we all face bills and debts, our natural reaction is to sort of bury our head in the sand and ignore it or hope that it will go away. And unfortunately 999 times out of a thousand, that doesn’t happen. So it takes a little courage but the first step is really facing the situation and arming yourself with information and knowledge…and this is what the website helps people to do."
Among other topics–myths about credit and how to handle medical bills.
To get information from the Missouri Bar Money Guide