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Chapter 7 bankruptcy can address medical debt

Getting sick can be a stressful experience. From dealing with doctors, potential hospitalizations and medications, most patients in Florida just want to get through the treatment phase and focus on their recovery. Unfortunately, that process comes at a cost, and many people are hit with large and even unexpected medical bills. The problem is so severe that some people have to borrow large amounts of money or even file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

What role does a judge play in Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

When a person in Florida realizes that he or she can no longer make ends meet, it might be time to consider options under bankruptcy. Seeking debt relief through Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be effective, but many people are still unsure of how the process works. Here are a few things that can help people have a better understanding of the bankruptcy process.

Florida residents took on significant credit card debt in 2018

Staying out of debt might seem easy in theory, but it is often difficult in practice. There often seems to be no end to unexpected bills or expenses, from medical bills to car repairs and much, much more. As credit card debt grows, Florida consumers might find that they are unable to keep up with all of their monthly payments, which can put them into difficult situations where they might have to choose between which bills to pay and which to put off. Pursuing bankruptcy can help people address these types of financial concerns.

Interest makes it difficult to overcome credit card debt

Credit cards have a lot of benefits. They can help consumers manage large purchases or bridge the gap between paychecks. Many cards offer even offer rewards, such as redeemable award points, cash back or airline points. The news is not all good, though, as interest rates can cause credit card debt to quickly spiral out of control.

Grand jury indicts 11 in home foreclosure scheme

Buying a home is a mark of adulthood and accomplishment in Florida. People often spend years establishing their careers, getting financially secure and saving up money before making the move to homeownership. When these homeowners fall on hard times and are faced with home foreclosure, it can be easy to be fooled by those looking to make money off of another's misfortune.

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