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Filing for bankruptcy at a young age

People from various walks of life decide to file for bankruptcy, from those who have a high-profile and well-paying job to those whose income leaves them below the middle class. Some people may think that bankruptcy is for middle-aged and older individuals, but there are times when a young person may decide to file for bankruptcy as well. For example, someone who is in their 20s may file for bankruptcy because they are struggling with debt, which takes on many forms beyond student loan debt. It is essential for those considering bankruptcy to cover all relevant legal matters, regardless of age. However, there are unique considerations that apply to some younger people.

You may keep many personal valuables in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy

You have considered bankruptcy to get out from under crushing debt in Ohio, but the thought of losing the few assets you have may be what has kept you from calling an attorney to start the process. We at Debra Booher & Associates have often assisted people in discovering which of their assets do not have to be liquidated during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Tackling credit card debt is a necessity

It’s the main event that you didn’t want to happen, but now it’s time to face the consequences. In this corner, it’s the American consumer who has tallied a record credit card debt of more than $1 trillion. His opponent for the match, of course, is the heavyweight, burdensome and continuously growing credit card debt.

Nursing home owner files for Chapter 11

Business owners in a variety of fields may need to file for bankruptcy for a plethora of reasons. Sometimes, financial burdens such as high levels of debt simply have to be addressed via a bankruptcy petition, which may offer a number of benefits for those who run a company in Ohio. Not only is filing for bankruptcy often advantageous for those who own a business, but individuals may benefit in many ways as well, from sleeping easier at night to a new financial start.

Talking to loved ones about bankruptcy

There are so many facets of the bankruptcy process that have been covered on this blog, but those considering Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or another type of bankruptcy should bear in mind that they may encounter many more issues prior to and after the filing of their bankruptcy petition. For example, some people may have a hard time sharing their opinions with regard to bankruptcy while talking to a marital partner, child, parent, another relative, or even a friend. You may want to take another person's opinions into consideration, especially if they are an important part of your life. However, you should not let someone prevent you from doing what is best because of their opinions.

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