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You are in serious trouble, but there might be a way out. What you
need are two separate types of assistance: legal assitance for this
trial and for the chance of getting and settlement (althought chances
are that you will have to face the embarrassment of being on trial, it
might be too late indeed); and financial advice to help you sort out
"In most communities, there are agencies that can help you manage your debts.
The most helpful and most widely available are non-profit Consumer
Credit Counseling Services (CCCS). CCCS counselors can work with you
privately to help you develop a budget, figure out your options, and
negotiate with creditors to repay your debts. Call 1-800-388-2227 to
locate the office nearest you."
Consumer Credit Counselling
You can get affordable (and in some cases, even free) legal assitance
from legal aid clinics. These are sometimes connected to law faculties
in your area, and sometimes are part of the larger Legal Aid Society.
Also put in your city or county and find out nearer Legal Aid societies
Here are some additional helpful links:
Federal Trade Commission: Information About Debt for Consumers
The Legal Aid Society, When the Creditor Sues, What Are My Rights? (PDF)
I hopo this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
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