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Can I file for bankruptcy if I am retired?
If you are thinking about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, individuals who have retired file quite often. Many times, people think that they have enough money in savings to survive after retirement, but after a period of time, they find out that they have fallen short on their plans. Often, a medical problem or an unforeseen situation causes individuals in retirement to experience financial difficulties. In a Chapter 13, a wage earner is defined as an individual with a steady, monthly income and retirement income, pension or social security is often used to help retired folks qualify to consolidate all of their debt.
This information applies to All Counties in North Carolina.