Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

There is $1.4 trillion in student loan debt in the United States. Once reserved for credit card debt, student loans are now the biggest non-secured debt in our country.

What is more is that getting a student loan still remains relatively easy, while paying it back becomes ever more difficult.

There are some ways to pay off or pay down those student loan debt. Call or email me for your options.

I formulated a detailed plan do reduce your student loan debt and get you out from under that burden, but you have to call or email me to get that plan in place. 

313-343-9930 or

Monday, June 26, 2017

Start of Summer Chapter 7 Special

Looking to erase those summer debts, now is a great time to file bankruptcy, and a new low fee of $1,000 (includes filing fee) is only here for a brief time. A 33% discount off my regular fees for the month of July.


The consultation is always free! -313-343-9930 or

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Bankruptcy Special

For the month of May I am running a special on chapter 7 bankruptcy fees.

$600 total and complete bankruptcy ($335 filing fee and $265 attorney fees) You cannot beat that price anywhere. Call or email today for your free confidential informational packet.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Paying interest in your student loans may amount to a tax deduction, it is $2,500 max or whatever is less that you paid in 2016

How to qualify?

Well, it has to be legally your debt, and your interest on that debt. You DON'T file separate tax returns while married, and as a household your income is less than $130,000, $65,000 if single.

You can take this deduction whether you itemize your deductions or not, which is a huge deal, because they are really not tax breaks, but rather adjustments in income.

Any break that you can get on your taxes is a plus, and this one does not take long to figure out, since the student loan company must send you documentation indicating how much interest you paid on student loans for 2016, you could gain up to $1,000 added to your refund, not bad!

Keep pushing your congressman to amend the bankruptcy code to allow certain reductions in student loan debt and forgiveness in a Chapter 13 Plan, this would greatly reduce the nearly 1.5 TRILLION in federal student loan debt!!

Charles L Basch II, attorney and counselor at law

Monday, November 28, 2016

Obtaining a Mortgage Post Bankruptcy

Getting a Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Buying a house after a bankruptcy takes a little research to find a bad credit mortgage with reasonable rates and terms. But it can be done with the help of online lenders. By comparing financing offers, you can quickly find a home loan with good terms. As a general rule, the longer you wait after your bankruptcy is over, the better chance you will increase your score, and have better success. A benchmark is about two years after discharge.

Finding The Right Mortgage

With a credit score less than 650, you will need to apply for sub-prime financing with rates slightly higher than conventional home loans. Sub-prime financing is offered by traditional lenders, as well as specialized bad credit lenders. To get the most borrowing power, choose an adjustable rate or interest only mortgage. To further reduce your rates, plan on a down payment of 20% or more. Large cash reserves or a low debt ratio will also help you qualify for lower rates. But researching lenders is the surest way to find the lowest rates. Remember too that with sub-prime lending, you don’t pay for private mortgage insurance, even with less than 20% equity.

Before You Start Your Search

Before you start your sub-prime mortgage search, get a copy of your credit report. Check it for accuracy after your bankruptcy, and then use it to get loan quotes. That way lenders won’t have to access your report and further lower your credit score with unnecessary credit inquires. Each time a credit report is ordered it will impact your score, unless they do a “soft pull.”

Securing Mortgage Terms For The Future

When you start comparing mortgage offers, make sure the terms are favorable for your future financial goals. If you plan to refinance when your credit score improves, makes sure there aren’t any fees for early payment. This is also a benefit if you move before the loan is paid off. Another important factor to consider are closing costs, especially if you are planning a future refinance. Paying extra thousands for a slightly lower rate doesn’t make sense if you don’t keep the loan for seven years or more. Even with the lower interest charges, you won’t see a savings. So take a look at the APR for a general idea of the total loan costs. But then look at the breakdown of the closing costs and interest rate to find the financing that works best for you and your financial situation.