The eternally scandal-ridden Casey Anthony has made headlines once again. For that tiny segment of the population without lifetime subscriptions to National Enquirer, we will briefly review the facts: Casey was the young Ohio mother who was acquitted of murder charges in 2011—to copious public outrage—relating to the 2008 death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. Like so many people who become famous for all the wrong reasons, she has run into major financial problems since finding herself in the media spotlight. Last month, Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy down in Florida.
The relevant court papers reveal that this TMZ favorite has $792,000 in debts (much of it in legal expenses), about $1000 in assets, and apparently zero income. She is, therefore, a perfect candidate for Chapter 7 liquidation; because she’s currently unemployed, there’s no question that she can pass the means test, which is intended to keep high-income filers from abusing the system, and she has virtually no assets to protect. Casey Anthony will very likely get a fresh start. Of course, she’ll still be Casey Anthony, but at least all those debt collectors will have to move on to other targets.
If you’re a Suffolk County or Nassau County resident burdened with debt, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be your best solution. Call our law office today to discuss your options.