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What to consider when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Those in Virginia and throughout the country who are struggling to manage their finances may find it helpful to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Although it will impact a person's credit score, it may also make it easier to create the foundation for a stronger financial future. One of the advantages of filing for a liquidation bankruptcy is that it only takes about three to six months to have debts discharged.

How to fix the bankruptcy system

March and April are prime months for bankruptcy as people commonly use their tax refunds to pay for the opportunity to do so. Virginia residents may be required to wait until they receive their tax refunds because it is the only way that they can afford to file at all. A debtor can expect to pay about $1,000 for attorney fees in addition to other costs. Typically, the attorney fee must be paid upfront.

Complicated insurance networks result in surprise medical bills

Even when Virginia patients make an effort to use medical services in their insurance networks, they might fail to avoid out-of-network charges during hospitalization. Many patients understand that costs could be higher from out-of-network providers, but they may not realize that unexpected medical bills can result when they use in-network hospitals. Hospital administrators often cannot answer questions about out-of-network professionals and laboratories providing services within their hospitals due to complicated insurance contracts.

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