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Debt relief: what to do when the bills pile up

Florida residents who have run into a streak of bad luck and find medical bills piling up may find themselves tempted to file for bankruptcy. According to USA Today, Americans choose bankruptcy most often as a result of outstanding healthcare expenses. When emergency surgeries or other unexpected crises impact financial well-being, what should families do?

When can wages be garnished?

One of the biggest concerns you may have when you are facing a lot of debt in Florida is having your wages garnished. This can be devastating because the chances are good that you are having trouble paying your bills with the money you are making and if garnished, you will not be bringing home even less money. It can throw you into even deeper debt. So, when can a debt collector garnish your wages?

What is the danger of credit card debt?

Getting a credit card in Florida can make you feel secure like you have extra money if you need it. However, it is really easy to use the credit card for situations where you didn't need to spend money. Credit cards can lead you to live beyond your means. Eventually, all that debt catches up with you. 

Common reasons older people file for bankruptcy

With increasing debt loads hitting today's senior Florida residents, many older Floridians are turning more and more to bankruptcy court to resolve their financial problems. According to a recent article by Forbes, there are a number of reasons senior Americans are looking to bankruptcy to help them out of fiscal trouble.

Can a creditor freeze your bank account?

It is very easy to get into debt in Florida. Anyone can overspend or over extend themselves. However, once your debt becomes problematic and you can no longer make your payments, some creditors may take drastic steps. You may be concerned about the security of your bank accounts in such a situation. Typically, for secured debts, you do not have much to worry about because they take whatever it is that secured the loan, such as your home or car. However, for unsecured debts, creditors may very well go after your bank accounts.

What you need to know about 0-interest credit cards

If you are like many Floridians, you have probably received an offer in the mail for a 0-interest credit card, and you may have found that offer appealing. Before you sign on the dotted line, however, keep in mind that credit card companies are there to make a buck, and they rarely act in a customer's best interest. At the law office of Kingcade Garcia McMaken, we have a firm understanding of how credit card companies operate, and we have assisted many clients who have fallen behind on their credit card payments or otherwise found themselves facing seemingly insurmountable debt.

How can you stop creditors from harassing you?

Florida residents struggling with debt will also commonly find themselves struggling against the harsh and unrelenting harassment of creditors. Unfortunately, the threats that collection agencies make toward you can be endless and frightening, especially since they can easily carry said threats out. Here at Kingcade & Garcia, PA, we want to provide you with all the information possible so that you can stop this harassment in its tracks.

What is debt negotiation?

If you are a Florida resident dealing with overwhelming debt, you may be looking for alternatives to filing for bankruptcy. You have likely received solicitations in the mail to sign up for a debt management plan that guarantees to consolidate your debts, lower your overall monthly payments, preserve your credit rating and provide you with some debt relief. As warns, however, many advertised debt negotiation programs, credit repair companies and credit counselors actually are scams.

What credit card options are available to college students?

It may seem hard to believe, but over the next month, parents with college-aged children will soon be seeing them packing up their rooms, loading their cars and heading back to campus for the start of the fall semester. This means that the weeks ahead will be filled with seemingly innumerable shopping trips and other preparations designed to facilitate both a comfortable existence and, more significantly, academic success.  

Why missing paperwork may eliminate billions in private student loans

Looking back, one of the more shocking aspects of the not-so-distant subprime mortgage crisis was that billions of dollars in loans were ultimately thrown out by courts in collection actions owing to the fact that lenders simply couldn't provide the necessary documentation.

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