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February 2015 Archives

Limits of medical bill relief with bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is an option available to people in South Carolina when they are financially overwhelmed by bills and debts. Medical bills are a common reason people fall behind financially. Bankruptcy can provide relief, but careful consideration of the details is necessary before using this legal tool.

The effect of medical debt on a credit report

Many people in South Carolina have overdue medical bills that they cannot afford to make payments on. In fact, almost half of all collection accounts in the U.S. are for unpaid medical bills, and one out of every six credit reports includes a medical debt collection. In 2012, unpaid medical bills resulted in 40 percent of Americans watching their credit score go down. While the leading credit reporting agency has changed its method of scoring medical debt, the problem still remains a considerable one.

South Carolina businesses and Chapter 7 bankruptcy

South Carolina business owners may run into a period of financial difficulty that results in filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. While all business owners have the right to debt relief through bankruptcy, the business itself may or may not be allowed to continue operating. If the company is a sole proprietorship, it will continue to operate, as the company and its owner are one entity.

Comparing available personal bankruptcy options for debt relief

South Carolina residents with significant debt may be interested in a comparison of the two major types of personal bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Depending on a number of factors specific to a person's situation, each may have debt relief benefits.

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