Filing bankruptcy is never the easy choice. Families and individuals that choose bankruptcy typically do it after heavy consideration and a period of long financial struggle. True, bankruptcy is one way to receive a fresh financial start, but it may not be the right decision for everyone struggling with debt.
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies are good options for individuals that have an immense amount of debt and too little income to control it. While many factors dictate which type of bankruptcy is right for each individual, not every person struggling with debt is eligible to file.
Many bankruptcies are unnecessarily filed every year. A critical decision that should have been made with the help of an experienced legal professional is sometimes made hastily and without accurate and comprehensive information. Like with most important financial decisions, being well-informed is always worth it. Individuals facing a financial struggle may benefit most by openly discussing their situation with an attorney.
Occasionally, with a few simple modifications, financial issues can be addressed and fixed without filing. Whether individuals choose to cut expenses, settle debts or work with lenders, there are other options, all of which should be carefully considered before opting to file. A bankruptcy attorney can help individuals identify options, weigh benefits and if necessary, begin the bankruptcy process.
There are many aspects of bankruptcy that should be seriously considered before filing. Discussing your situation with a bankruptcy law attorney may help identify many major, yet commonly overlooked, issues. By sitting down and discussing your options with a legal professional, you can be confident in your decision to file, or not to file bankruptcy.