Virginia consumers who are struggling with debt might wonder whether they should file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In order to file for Chapter 7, they must pass what is known as a "means test". This means that their income must be below a certain amount, which is usually the median income for the state. However, there are additional considerations in determining this income. For example, certain expenses may be taken into account and deducted from overall income to determine eligibility.
Young adults in Virginia and across the U.S. are in more debt than they've been in since 2007. In fact, Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 owe a whopping $1.05 trillion, according to a new report from the New York Fed Consumer Panel and Equifax.