The last time Deanna McCutcheon, 43, reached out to her family was January Fifth. She sent her brother a text message.
Debt Counselors in Ohio and other states report more 50, 60, and even 70 year olds are seeking relief from creditors. Oftentimes, the pile of debt forces the elderly into bankruptcy court.
Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer says he is concerned about the growing number of people who choose to represent themselves in legal matters.