The financial struggles that Texas residents go through often lead them to a variety of debt relief options. Sadly, many of them will not work for everyone, and those individuals may consider filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but worry about how it will look to others. Fortunately, the stigma that used to surround this legally protected process has virtually vanished.
Brownsville residents who get behind on their mortgage loan payments could face legal ramifications from their lenders. Upon purchasing a home, it becomes collateral for the loan, which means that failing to make the agreed-upon payments could mean the lender will initiate foreclosure proceedings. During this process, the lender attempts to take possession of the loan's collateral -- the home.
States had the option to opt into the expansion of Medicaid offered by the Affordable Care Act or not. Texas decided not to do so. It appears that millions of dollars in medical debt across the state was the result.