Contrary to popular belief, filing for bankruptcy isn’t an easy way to get out of debt. Instead, it is often an agonizing decision that is made only after all of the other options have been exhausted. For people who are facing the possibility of needing to file for this financial protection, there is usually a back and forth about whether to actually file or not.
We realize that you might not want to have to go over all of your financial matters with strangers. What you need to think about here is that you are making a trade off. You are acknowledging that you can’t handle the money matters in your life right now and are asking that the court step in to help.
Bankruptcy isn’t a file-and-done deal. Instead, there are education programs that you have to complete before the bankruptcy can be discharged. This gives you a chance to see where you can improve your financial health in the future.
When you decide to file for bankruptcy, we can help you get everything in order. Once you do this, you will have the protection of an automatic stay, which prevents creditors from trying to collect money. This might give you peace of mind.
You can use this time to reevaluate where you want to be financially. Set your budget and make lifestyle changes that will help you to stay on top of your finances from here on out. Make sure that you are considering all the ways that bankruptcy will impact your life before you make any decisions during the process.