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Arizona Bankruptcy Filings Are Up

Statistics from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Arizona show that there was a substantial jump in filings between 07 and 08. Statewide total filings were 10,570 in 2007 and 19,147 in 2008.

It is widely believed that filing numbers will continue to increase at least for the next few years.

While many of these filings are the result of consumer overspending, a number are also the result of failed businesses, lost jobs, tax debts, rental properties that have lost value and unexpected medical expenses.