ATTORNEY OUTLINES LEGAL OPTIONS FOR FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

Do you need legal guidance regarding your financial challenges? Would you like to know more about bankruptcy and other options? New Directions Career Center, a non-profit organization serving Central Ohio for more than 30 years, invites you to hear Attorney James Jeffery Jackson, a legal expert who specializes in assisting clients address debt issues. This one hour workshop entitled, Bankruptcy: Putting Your Financial World Back Together Again, is designed to educate participants on legal options regarding financial difficulties – and how to recover from bankruptcy. It will be held on Wednesday, June 26th, from 3:15pm – 4:45pm. Made possible by our generous sponsors, the workshop will be held at 199 E. Rich Street. A suggested $10.00 registration fee is payable at the door; however, the Center assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, call 849-0028, extension “100”.

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Alone with Debt – Finding Hope

I was at a point in life I didn’t know what to do. For one year I tried to pay all my bills. There was never anything left for food or medications. I did without medications for about 3 months. Very little food – just enough to get by. I found I was losing weight and didn’t feel good.

I called my attorney. She referred me to Jeff Jackson. I talked to Jeff and told him my problem. First time I met him he gave me Hope of a way out. He suggested I file a Chapter 7 because there wasn’t another good option. [I work part time and receive Social Security. It wasn’t enough.] It was hopeless.

Jeff said I had to go through credit counseling. First course of Access Hope on the internet. My daughter helped me. It was the best 2-1/2 hrs I ever spent.

Then Jeff filed my case in April.

I took the required second course [Dave Ramsey’s Debtor Education] on the internet. A friend helped me with it. This course was so easy to understand. It was about how to handle your money and get on a budget. I told Jeff I wish I had taken this course 50 years ago. I wouldn’t be in the bad mess that I’m in.

One thing, Jeff was very understanding. I would recommend Jeff to anyone. He was very helpful to me. If I didn’t understand he would explain.

The program was Great! I learned:
• About the myths of Consolidation Loans;
• You can’t borrow yourself out of debt;
• Reverse Mortgages are not good;
• Credit Cards are bad; and
• Payday Loans are bad.

I learned a lot [from this process.] I believe I did everything wrong in the last 50 years.

There is hope to get out of debt.