Can I file for bankruptcy if I have over 20 thousand in medical bills? 18 Answers as of September 02, 2014

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
I'm sure you can file some form of bankruptcy. Without knowing more I can't say which Chapter that would be.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/2/2014
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
Sure (why not?).
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/29/2014
Novakov & Associates, PLLC
Novakov & Associates, PLLC | LINDA S. NOVAKOV
It depends on your income and whether you qualify under the means test.
Answer Applies to: Kentucky
Replied: 8/29/2014
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Yes, if you otherwise qualify.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/29/2014
Paul Stuber, Attorney at Law
Paul Stuber, Attorney at Law | Paul Stuber
Yes, but that is not the only thing to look at. You have to qualify based on a means test of income, if you filed in the past eight years and others.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/29/2014
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    Yes, medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy!
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 8/29/2014
    Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
    Yes, you can. But, be sure you won't have any future medical bills before filing bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/29/2014
    Law Office of Marlin Branstetter
    Law Office of Marlin Branstetter | Marlin Branstetter
    Yes. Medical bills are discharged in bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/29/2014
    Goldsmith & Guymon
    Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
    Yes, the amount of debt is not necessarily the guiding factor in eligibility. Rather, your income determines what type of bankruptcy you are eligible to file. I suggest you consult with a reputable attorney Who can advise you on different options.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/29/2014
    Idaho Bankruptcy Law | Paul Ross
    Yes, there is no limit on how little or how much debt you must have to file a bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 8/29/2014
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    People with that level of medical debt often have no choice but to file for bankruptcy, but having that amount of debt is not an indication of whether you can or cannot qualify to file bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/29/2014
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