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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.

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.

Should I seek debt relief with my spouse or by myself?

Filing for bankruptcy in Florida is a big decision, especially if it will affect more than just yourself. You and your spouse might feel stuck weighing the benefits of filing against trying to pay everything back yourselves. However, this is not the only decision you need to make. When seeking debt relief, you also need to figure out whether you will file by yourself or jointly with your spouse.

Veterans seeking debt relief often give up their benefits

The decision to file for bankruptcy is not always easy and typically involves consideration of a number of financial issues. People in Florida have to consider many different factors before filing, such as their current level of debt, income and much more. However, for veterans, the decision to seek debt relief could be much more difficult.

Drivers with big auto loans might need debt relief

For some people in Florida, owning a vehicle is not a luxury -- it is a necessity. Public transportation is not always reliable and many people live in areas not frequently serviced by buses. Those without vehicles often struggle to maintain employment or to find anything that pays a living wage within walking distance. While owning a vehicle is often the key to getting to and from work, the cost of these vehicles could also be financially devastating, leaving some people in need of debt relief.

Can I get debt relief from my taxes?

Tax season is not always a pleasant time of year. While some Florida residents are expecting to receive a nice refund, you might be struggling with the reality that you are still not quite caught up on the taxes that you already owe. While it might seem impossible, tax debt relief is possible. Here is what you need to know.

Other than bankruptcy, how else can I achieve debt relief?

Dealing with debt is not always a crisis, but it often feels like that to those who are in the throes of past-due notices and harassing phone calls from creditors. Still, personal bankruptcy can be an effective option for many people in Florida. Despite this, some are hesitant to move forward with the process of bankruptcy, and instead are interested in finding ways to achieve debt relief on their own. Here are a few options that some may want to consider.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help stressed student loan borrowers

It is no secret that the cost of a college education is significantly out of reach for the average person in Florida. However, since securing a successful career often hinges on earning a degree, most students are willing to take on the monumental costs, including student loans. While most graduates work diligently to repay their loans, some are hit with an unexpected surprise after tying the knot -- their monthly payments go up. Even a moderate increase can quickly become too much to handle, a problem that Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help address.

How to stop harassment by creditors without filing for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be an effective way to stop harassing creditors in their tracks. However, much of the behaviors and tactics that creditors use are not legal in the first place. For those in Florida who are interested in how to stop harassment by creditors but are not quite ready to pursue bankruptcy, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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