Divorced at a young age, she raised her daughter on her own. Now retired and living in her daughter's home, she has accumulated $16,000 in credit card debt. Try as she may, she has been unable to pay off this debt with her pension and social security.
To care for her elderly mother, she left her city job. Afer her mother died, she was unable to get her job back. She lived off her credit cards, while trying to get work, and made her minimum payments with the little work she did get.
His accountant said to call me. He had cancer several years ago, and had been through a number of difficult operations. He lived off his credit cards through this difficult period. Although he eventually went back to work, his new employer had a mass layoff, leaving him out of work again. What are typical reasons people need to see a bankruptcy lawyer?