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July 2018 Archives

When credit card debt gets out of hand

There are many Louisiana residents currently facing financial challenges due to mounting medical bills. Others have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. In either situation, it is not uncommon for people to rely on using credit to pay expenses. This often makes matters worse in the long run when credit card debt skyrockets.  

Cancer increases your risk of bankruptcy dramatically

For the average person, a cancer diagnosis means a sudden change in every aspect of their lives. They may not be able to work for some time. There will be regular doctors' appointments, sometimes lasting hours. Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery may all be in the immediate future. Most people start to plan for the physical consequences of cancer as soon as they get a diagnosis.

Rap star Lil' Kim facing Chapter 13 bankruptcy woes

Louisiana residents currently facing serious financial problems will be glad to know there may be several debt relief options available. Various bankruptcy codes may apply that affect such options regarding each person's eligibility status. It is critical that someone filing for Chapter 13 or another type of bankruptcy first seek clarification of eligibility requirements to avoid complications in the process. Rap star Lil' Kim understands such complications all too well as she is currently trying to resolve some issues that have arisen regarding her petition for loss mitigation. 

In need of debt relief and experiencing collector problems?

Louisiana is home to many people who are currently facing serious financial problems. Some were hit with unforeseen medical expenses while others unexpectedly lost their jobs. There are also those whose spending got out of hand, landing them in the midst of financial crisis. No matter what underlying factors may have caused financial distress, finding viable debt relief solutions are likely high priority to those trying to restore financial stability.  

Louisiana bread and sandwich lovers may be glad about debt relief

Louisiana is home to street celebrations, Cajun cuisine and many specialty shops. Tourists and full-time residents alike patronize, as well as own many of the state's restaurants and pubs. Some businesses have stores in multiple locations; however, if sales are not as high as projected, it can lead to financial crisis and serious need for debt relief. 

Real estate developer chooses Chapter 7 for debt relief

As in most other states, the real estate market in Louisiana has its ups and downs. For commercial property owners, this can sometimes cause financial crises that are difficult to resolve. In fact, some real estate investors, such as the developer of a planned luxury condominium complex in another state, wind up seeking immediate debt relief, such as Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when they can't get things back on track. 

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