Thompson is a consumer bankruptcy attorney practicing throughout Minnesota.
Linda worked as a criminal prosecutor, assistant city attorney, and in
construction litigation for several years before focusing exclusively on
consumer bankruptcy law and consumer rights litigation in 2010. Linda currently
practices at Anderson & Associates, LLC, in Forest Lake, Minnesota.
writes debt negotiation, FDCPA, and consumer rights articles for Nolo, as well
as other bankruptcy sites in the Nolo Network. In addition to practicing law
and writing for Nolo, Linda is an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell Law
School in St. Paul, Minnesota, teaching legal research and writing to first
her undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas and her law degree at
the University of Minnesota Law School.
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Articles By Linda Thompson
With the right negotiation strategies, you might be able to reduce your debt.
The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) offers consumers protection against overly aggressive debt collection actions by debt collectors and debt collection agencies. If a bill collector has violated federal law in its dealings with you, there are steps you can take depending on your goal.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects debtors from harassment by debt collectors. If a colletor has violated the FDCPA, you can sue the collector in court. The FDCPA provides a range of damages for successful FDCPA lawsuits,k including monetary damages, attorneys fees, and more.
Negotiating with creditors is often a good way to reduce your debt load and get some relief from nagging creditor calls. If you decide to bargain with your creditors, however, be sure avoid some common pitfalls. By knowing what not to do, you can increase your chance of successful negotiations.