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Am I liable for my deceased family member's credit card debt?

When a person who has accumulated a great deal of credit card debt passes away, the survivors may suddenly be thrust into a very uncomfortable situation. Whether they expected it or not, the decedent's creditors, or possibly third party collectors, will take many steps to try to convince the survivors of the individual who owed the credit card debt to pay it. But should you have to pay a deceased person's credit card debt?

Are debt collectors violating your consumer rights?

If you have overwhelming debt, you undoubtedly think about your unpaid balances on a regular basis. You may wonder how you can get out from under your liabilities in a timely and effective manner. Because the debt itself can cause you to experience significant stress, your situation may worsen if you begin to feel harassed by debt collectors.

What if I don't follow my Chapter 13 plan?

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a lifesaver for many individuals, but it also requires a great deal of the individual. If you are considering a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to make sure that you understand the process and your obligations throughout the procedure.

Is there life after bankruptcy?

Even if your finances frustrate you and the debt you carry is a burden, the thought of declaring bankruptcy may leave you with too many questions. Most pressing of all those concerns may revolve around the uncertainty of what will happen to you after the completion of the bankruptcy. Will you ever get out from under the stigma of having declared bankruptcy? How will you manage on your own as you attempt to move forward?

Sears may file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can offer a struggling business some excellent options for settling untenable debt. Sears department stores have been circling some form of bankruptcy for a while, but many industry insiders believed that the company would file under Chapter 11. If the company moves forward with Chapter 7, shareholders could be left with no consolation prize.

Cancer treatments are a leading cause of medical debt

Did you know that cancer treatments are a leading cause of medical debt in Ohio and across the country? A cancer diagnosis is a devastating thing for anyone to face. Not only is it mentally and physically challenging to fight, but it can also have a significant impact on an individual's and family's financial situation.

Your tax refund can help alleviate credit card debt

Credit card debt has a way of piling up while you're not looking and eating up every spare cent of your income once you do see it. Thousands of individuals throughout the country feel as though they are drowning in credit card debt, and understandably so. The good news is that the situation is rarely as dire as it feels when you are underneath it all. This tax season, if you are going to receive a tax refund, consider investing that money in your own peace of mind by using it to pay down your credit card debt.