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Illegal debt collection methods

If you have ever fallen behind on your bills, you may have firsthand knowledge of just how aggressive debt collectors can be in their collection tactics. While they are within their rights to attempt to collect any money owed to them, creditors and debt collectors may not use methods considered unlawful when doing so.

Older couples and divorce

Older couples in Florida are more likely to get a divorce compared to their counterparts in 1990, but this remains the age group that is least likely to split. Furthermore, not all marriages of older couples are equally vulnerable to divorce. For example, a 2012 study found that compared to second or later marriage, first marriages were less than half as likely to end in divorce.

Study examines effects of politics on relationships

Some Florida couples might find they are arguing more about politics since the last presidential election. According to a recent survey by Wakefield Research, 22 percent of people said they knew a couple whose relationship had suffered because of the election of Donald Trump.

Judge rules trustee cannot retroactively change payment plan

Based on a case that occurred in another state, a bankruptcy trustee in Florida is unlikely to be allowed to retroactively change a Chapter 13 payment plan so that it matches an allowed creditor's claim. A judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that a trustee did not have the right to make these changes in 25 cases. In some cases, the changes put the debtors in arrears with their mortgage.

Court says recent credit card charges not evidence of fraud

Florida residents who are struggling with debt might wonder whether they can file for bankruptcy and if they can discharge recent debts. In a West Virginia case, a bank tried to claim that a debtor could not discharge almost $8,000 worth of credit card debt incurred around two months before she filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Under the Bankruptcy Code, a person cannot discharge debt for services incurred within 90 days of the bankruptcy filing or for luxury goods if a single creditor is owed more than $675 for those goods. The woman had taken a cash advance on her credit card in the amount of approximately $8,000 two months before her bankruptcy filing.

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