Casey Anthony recently filed for bankruptcy protection in Orlando, Florida. Anthony currently owes approximately $792,000.
Most of that amount is owed to her defense attorney, according to a recent
news article. Other significant amounts are owed to the Orange County
Sheriff's Office, the Internal Revenue Service, the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement, and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. Anthony
reported in her bankruptcy filing that she had just over $1,000.
Anthony also faces financial pressure in the form of three civil lawsuits
stemming from the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee Marie. (Anthony’s
daughter was reported missing in July 2008. The little girl’s body
was found months later near the home of Anthony’s parents.) Anthony
first claimed that a babysitter had kidnapped her daughter.
A woman with the same name as Casey Anthony is suing for defamation. Anthony’s
attorneys also allegedly portrayed the meter reader who found the little
girl’s body as the killer; he has filed a lawsuit as well. Finally,
a search and rescue organization has sued to recover the $100,000 plus
that it spent searching for the missing girl.
It’s unlikely that you face the same (or even remotely similar) debts
that Anthony faces. But, that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t
benefit from filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is
designed to give a debtor a fresh start by erasing debt. If you feel like
your debts are more than you can handle, you may want to learn more about
filing for bankruptcy protection in San Diego. If so, call a Southbay Bankruptcy at (619) 458-3739, or fill out the
secure online form.