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For many people filing bankruptcy is a blessing and a curse. The collection calls stop and you can finally begin rebuilding your life. However, getting through to the bankruptcy hearing can fill you with anxiety. The fear and embarrassment that clients sometimes experience when filing bankruptcy can be made worse by the anticipation for your bankruptcy hearing.

Although filing for bankruptcy on your own, without representation is not unheard of having an attorney in your corner may help ease the anxiety you are feeling for the hearing.

After filing the initial paperwork there will be a wait before your final discharge hearing. During this time you may get even more anxious. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Chances are, come the day of the hearing there will be other individuals in the same boat as you waiting there too. Your heart might be racing and your palms may be sweaty but keep in mind that filing bankruptcy doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or that you have failed. It means you have examined your financials and, with the help of an attorney, decided filing bankruptcy was the best choice.

Although it may feel like everyone is staring at you in judgment during your bankruptcy hearing you should hold your head high. You are taking control of your finances and your future. Sometimes bankruptcy is honestly the best option. Sometimes it is your only option. With the help of a trusted bankruptcy attorney you can rest assured that you’ve made the right choice. Instead of approaching your discharge hearing with growing anxiety or fear you can take comfort in knowing you will soon be back in control of your financial future.