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  1. Long story short, I am three months behind on one of my credit cards which has a hefty balance. I can't seem to make any payment arrangements with Bank of America. Recently I learned I will be getting a significant inheritance. (Enough to MORE than pay off the balance on all my credit cards.) The problem is I have to wait for the inheritance and there MAY be probate (we don't know yet). Probate could take months. I don't think it will be years, but who knows? My question is, how do I buy time until I can get the money and pay everything off? I am thinking of asking a family member for a loan for this one credit card (I missed the past three months of payments). I don't want to borrow from her each month, maybe this one time, then wait and see how long probate takes and play it by ear. I may miss some upcoming payments, but if I can pay some of the time, would this delay Bank of America sending my debt to a collection agency? I hesitate to tell them about the inheritance just in case. (I don't know...I am as certain as I can be that I'll get it, but I don't have it YET.) Any advice you can give me, I'd really appreciate. Thanks!