What happens if you cannot pay your unsecured credit cards?

Unsecured creditors ususually sell accounts to a third party. If the ususual means of collection does not get results (phone calls, letters for payment). a lawsuit may be filed. A judgment can result in wage garnishment, bank account levy, lien against property, liquidation of unexempt property. In some instances a lien against a home can be used to implement a "forced sale" of the property, (this seldom happens). EVERY judgment can be appealed.