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Determining if bankruptcy is the correct path for debt relief

Dealing with overwhelming amounts of debt can be stressful and daunting, potentially prompting many individuals in Ohio and elsewhere to search for relief. While some may be able to overcome financial challenges with time, those who are constantly unable to keep up with monthly expenses might be in need of a long-term solution, such as bankruptcy. Since filing for bankruptcy is a major decision, those who wish to explore its benefits may find it advisable to obtain guidance in determining if it is the correct path in which to seek financial freedom.

Bankruptcy: Unexpected expenses can create financial hardships

In periods of financial struggle, some individuals may turn to lines of credit for help in covering expenses. While this type of assistance could provide immediate relief, it may only add to one's overall monetary problems. With recent studies suggesting credit card debts have reached an all-time high, individuals in Ohio and elsewhere might be experiencing similar issues. Some are undoubtedly exploring available options for relief, such as bankruptcy.

How Chapter 13 bankruptcy could save your home from foreclosure

The world can be terribly unforgiving. You work ten years to save up your cash so you can put a downpayment on your first home. Then you keep working so you can slowly pay off the mortgage. Twenty years later, you've got $100,000 of equity in your home and you're feeling great. Then, you lose your job and you can't pay your mortgage.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy: Exploring the benefits of reorganization

With the increase in availability that goes along with online shopping, businesses in Ohio and elsewhere could be struggling to keep up with the competition. Larger chains could already be ahead of the curve, potentially leaving smaller businesses to struggle though periods of financial difficulty. While in some cases a company may be able to overcome these challenges on its own, in others, assistance could be required, such as financial reorganization through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Ohio bankruptcy on the rise for the first time in years

The good news is that the economy in Ohio has improved over the past few years. When the economy is good, a recent report asserts, the number of those seeking the assistance that a bankruptcy rises. In fact, the number of filings in the state has increased for the first time since the Great Recession in 2009.

Don't fall victim to a foreclosure assistance scam

Losing their home is a chief concern for many Ohio residents who are facing financial turmoil. After all, most families dream of owning their own home, and it is a goal that many work toward for a number of years before making the purchase. Holding onto that property through financial difficulties is important, and many homeowners will go to great lengths to avoid losing their home to foreclosure. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of scams aimed at taking advantage of homeowners who are struggling to keep their home, and it is important to know what to look for when evaluating offers of foreclosure assistance.

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