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Seniors Filing for Personal Bankruptcy 2018 Update

The number of seniors coming to our office for consultations for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcies is rising.  After 33 years of practicing bankruptcy law in Massachusetts, I have antidotal evidence of trends in filings.  After the 2008 recession, we had a huge rise of middle age and middle-income folks who came in and just could not afford their mortgage payments.  They defaulted on home loans, were forced to move out, but got a Fresh Start, under federal bankruptcy law.

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