Debt & Tax Settlement

If you live in San Antonio or the surrounding area and you have significant tax or other unsecured debt, we may be able to help you settle those debts for less than you owe.

How does debt settlement work?

Debt settlement, when handled through a law firm, typically involves offering a creditor (or creditors) a lump sum payment (less than you owe) in exchange for forgiveness of the unpaid balance. A debt settlement agreement requires that you have funds available to make a lump sum payment to your creditor(s).

Is debt settlement the same as debt consolidation?

No. Although people often use these terms interchangeably, they are not the same. A debt consolidation is typically handled by a company, for profit, and the debt consolidation agreement may or may not be legally binding. This means that a debt consolidation company works with creditors on your behalf to lower your payments. However, many people have been scammed by these companies. They often take their fees before paying any of your creditors. You could spend months or years making payments only to fall farther behind in debt. If you do not have the funds available for debt settlement, filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is usually a safer and less expensive choice in the long run than going with debt consolidation.

I owe a significant amount of back taxes. Can your law office help me?

Yes. If you have tax debt, please contact us to speak with attorney Robert Vanhemelrijck. Depending on the type of taxes that you owe (state, federal, income tax, sales tax) there are several options available to you. Our law office does not charge for consultations and we are happy to speak with you and answer your questions.