Practice Areas

Washington Debt Law is a full-service debt relief law firm. We use a holistic approach in dealing with creditors as well as in discharging, reducing, or settling debt. We offer a free phone consultation to identify your legal issues and suggest initial strategies.

Alternatively if you have a more complex situation, we offer an in person, comprehensive debt strategy consultation with an attorney. This is recommended when you are facing multiple debt issues, aggressive creditors, and potential legal action.

Debt Strategy Consultation: 10% Off All Other Services

Our debt strategy consultations are designed to take a comprehensive look at your financial profile and to craft a personalized legal strategy in line with your short and long term financial goals. During this consultation, you will meet with an attorney and go over your credit history, major assets, title documents, mortgage statements, and other relevant information. We will explain the foreclosure, loan modification, and bankruptcy processes. We will analyze your situation to identify potential civil claims for damages. This approach enables us to craft a holistic strategy which combines legal processes, negotiation, and out of court options for maximum results based upon your goals.

We offer a 10% discount on all subsequent services after you meet with us for a debt strategy consultation. If you are facing complex debt issues and may require multiple services, this can result in substantial savings.

Pro Se Assistance: We Can Help You Represent Yourself

Some clients prefer to represent themselves. As a full-service firm, we offer low cost assistance to help prepare you for court. We can ghost-write complaints, answers, and other legal pleadings that you can present to the court or to creditors. Call us today for a free consultation to see how we can assist you in representing yourself.

Bankruptcy

We represent consumers and small businesses in bankruptcy court. Filing a bankruptcy can assist you in avoiding foreclosure, keeping your vehicle, halting garnishment, discharging pay day loans, and stopping creditors from contacting you. See below for some of the bankruptcy services we offer.
  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Adversary proceedings
  • Contempt motions against creditors that violate bankruptcy laws
  • Lien strips / removal of mortgage lien
  • Objection to creditor claims
  • Student loan discharge in hardship situation

Consumer Protection

Both Washington State and Federal law provide a wide range of protections for consumers. We have the experience and ability to litigate violations of consumer protection laws. Some of the areas we litigate are listed below.
  • Abusive debt collectors
  • Consumer Protection Act (CPA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Lemon law
  • Mortgage Broker Practices Act (MBPA)
  • Mortgage rescue scams
  • Predatory lending
  • Predatory loan modification companies
  • Predatory debt consolidation agencies
  • RESPA violations
  • Telephone Consumer Practices Act (TCPA)
  • TILA violations
  • Wrongful foreclosure

Debt Settlement

There are times when debt settlement is a good option. Perhaps you already have filed a bankruptcy or you cannot afford a large negative impact on your credit score. We have experience dealing with collection companies and financial institutions in debt settlement negotiations. If you would like us to negotiate on your behalf, call our firm to schedule a consultation.

Eviction Defense and Tenant Rights

We represent homeowners facing eviction after foreclosure and renters who are facing eviction from their rental home. In addition, we can bring claims or counter claims to offset rent, recover property held by the landlord, or sue for damages under common law, contract law, or the Landlord Tenant Act. We have extensive experience under RCW 59.12 and RCW 59.18 in eviction and tenant rights. Call today to see how we can help.

Foreclosure Defense

Foreclosure defense is a cornerstone of our practice. We offer a variety of options that can stop or delay foreclosure. As a full-service debt relief law firm, we are able to use bankruptcy, civil litigation, and the Foreclosure Fairness Mediation Act to stop or delay the foreclosure. Alternatively, we can negotiate a potential loan modification or other work out to resolve your situation. We are experienced in fighting foreclosures. Call today to see how we can help keep you in your home.

Foreclosure Fairness Mediation

Washington State enacted the Foreclosure Fairness Mediation Act in 2011. The law is contained in RCW 61.24. This law requires that prior to foreclosure, homeowners be given an opportunity to meet face to face with their lenders and sit in a room with a decision maker who can approve a loan modification. The meet and confer and mediation options available under the law can delay foreclosure while allowing you to negotiate directly with the bank for a loan modification. We represent homeowners under the Foreclosure Fairness Mediation Act. Call us today if you would like to schedule a consultation.

Identity Theft

Identify theft is a growing problem that can take a toll on your credit score and your ability to obtain financing. If you have been a victim of identity theft and you need assistance in removing fraudulent marks on your credit report, we can help.

Loan Modification

We represent homeowners in obtaining home loan modifications. We are able to run a net present value test (NPV test) to see if you qualify for a HAMP loan modification and discuss the realistic possibility of obtaining a loan modification. As a full-service debt relief firm, we are able to negotiate your loan modification before, during, or after a bankruptcy. We can also use the provisions of the Foreclosure Fairness Mediation Act to assist in the process by putting you in the same room as a decision maker from the bank. Call us today to learn more.

Military Representation

We proudly represent military personnel. We are experienced in dealing with military specific issues for both military and family members under the Serviceman’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA). One of the rights afforded under the SCRA is the possibility of reducing high interest loans to a set statutory rate. This interest rate reduction can save significant amounts in monthly payments. If you are a military member facing debt issues, give us a call today to find out about your rights.

Mortgage Fraud Litigation

Fraud has become common in the mortgage industry. This is evidenced by numerous news reports and lawsuits regarding robo signing, predatory lending, mortgage accounting fraud, fraudulent transfers of title, and related issues. We have experience in bringing civil suits on these issues and can help protect your rights under the law. If you suspect that you may be a victim of mortgage fraud, contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Predatory Loan Modification and Debt Consolidation Companies

There are many companies that offer predatory services to homeowners. They will typically charge high, on-going file maintenance fees and drain your account of money while not delivering any tangible services. Washington State has enacted laws to combat this sort of predatory practice. Suing under these laws can result the awarding of damages and attorney fees. If you would like to learn about your rights, give us a call.

Student Loan Law

Student loans are difficult, but not impossible, to discharge in bankruptcy. It requires that the debt qualify as an economic hardship. If you qualify, then the student loan debt can be discharged. If you do not qualify, there may be other legal reasons to reduce or remove the debt such as accounting errors or loan fraud. Call us today to explore your options.

Call Us Today For A Free Phone Consultation

We are a full-service debt relief law firm and can help you solve your debt related issues. Whether you need our assistance with litigation, negotiation, or to give you advice, we stand ready to help. Call us today to see how we can protect you from creditors and improve your financial profile.

Washington Debt Law, PLLC services clients throughout Washington State including Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bellevue, Redmond, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Marysville, Lynnwood, Shoreline, Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Mill Creek, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Kingston, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Kitsap County.
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