Louisiana Debt Settlement Laws

Debt Settlement License Registration Required:

Statute: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §14-331

Definition and Prohibition: Prohibition of debt adjusting when conducted for profit; Except as otherwise provided herein, no person shall engage in the business of debt adjusting.

“Debt adjusting” means the making of a contract, express or implied, with a debtor whereby the debtor agrees to pay a certain amount of money or other thing of value periodically to the person engaged in the debt adjusting business who shall, for a consideration, distribute the same among certain specified creditors in accordance with a plan agreed upon. The term includes debt adjustment, budget counseling, debt management or debt pooling service or the holding of oneself out, by words of similar import, as providing services to debtors in the management of their debts and contracting with the debtor for a fee to (a) effect the adjustment, compromise, or discharge of any account, note, or other indebtedness, of the debtor, or (b) receive from the debtor and disperse to his creditors any money or other thing of value.