February 2015 Archives

The burden of increased student loan debt

Recent statistics about Americans' debt indicates improvement on some indicators and raises concern in some areas. Of particular concern are the figures related to student loan indebtedness and its impact on young people's likelihood of buying a home in Arizona or elsewhere.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy for those facing foreclosure

Many Arizona residents have found it difficult to keep up with their mortgage payments in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, and this has led to a sharp increase in the number of foreclosures. If you are in this situation, there are steps that you can take which may allow you to keep your home and also reduce some of your other debts. However, you may wish to consider taking action swiftly if you wish to protect your rights and avoid long-term negative consequences.

CDC: 1 in 4 households struggles with medical debt

Arizona families feeling overwhelmed by expensive medical bills aren't alone, according to data from a 2012 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intended to shed light on the sheer number of families in America facing difficulties with paying for their medical care. The data, compiled in a report released in 2014, suggests that more than 25 percent of U.S. households struggle with overwhelming medical debt.

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • Oregon State bar
  • NACBA | National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • NACA | National Association of Consumer Advocates
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