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Why women may benefit from Chapter 13 bankruptcy after divorce

Debt can be problematic at any point in life, but it might be especially troublesome during periods of change. Divorce is just one example of this. Women in Florida might be particularly at risk for developing problems with debt after divorce. The factors that complicate women's financial problems after divorce are often out of their control, but forms of debt relief like Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help.

Do millennials need debt relief more than their parents?

The average person in Florida might be hard-pressed to find a news article that shines a positive light on the millennial generation. Frequently maligned for supposedly taking down the napkin and chain restaurant industries, articles often shine a light on the difficult financial situation that many millennials find themselves in. While it might be true that some of the young adults in this generation are in need of debt relief, many are doing just fine.

Should I let my investment property go into foreclosure?

Maintaining an investment property in Florida can be an effective way to create an additional source of income. However, you may not have been able to predict changes in the market and growing costs to maintain your second or even third property. Despite doing your best to keep up with these expenses on top of the property's mortgage, you might have still found yourself facing foreclosure. This can be a difficult experience, but it is not impossible to come out on the other side with a satisfactory solution.

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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