1 pointMickey, I'm not going to go back and forth. The fact that mere physical presence in a state confers personal jurisdiction is a well settled legal principal dating back to English common law, and is supported by case law in a majority of states. And, the US Supreme Court has determined it satisfies the consititutional requirements of fair play, substantial justice, and due process.
1 pointHere is a helpful article regarding bankruptcy laws: http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Banking/bankruptcyguide/P77617.asp It is true that since the new BK laws went into effect late last year the time period which must elapse between filings has gone up from six years to eight years. LadynRed is the resident personal bankruptcy law expert on the CIC and I know she'll be more than willing to answer any of your questions. You have my sympathy with your situation with medical bills. Something really must be done about our health system. The #1 reason people file for personal bankruptcy are medical bills and not consumer debt.