Nobody looks forward to the idea of filing for bankruptcy protection. We certainly understand that this can evoke a wide array of emotions, mostly negative. However, one of the biggest mistakes that those dealing with financial difficulties make is delaying bankruptcy until after they’ve lost everything. In many instances, much of this could have been avoided if they had taken action earlier.
What most people don’t understand is that there are certain assets that can be protected from loss when filing for bankruptcy. We’ve found that people generally believe that they will lose everything when they seek bankruptcy protection. This is not the case.
The purpose of bankruptcy is to help the debtor get back into a position where they can effectively deal with their financial matters. The challenge for many people, especially in an economy such as the one we’ve been dealing with for the past several years, is that they are so deep in debt that they just can’t get out. It’s honorable to give things the best effort possible. Continuing to fight a losing battle, however, is not necessarily the best course of action.
The time to consult with a qualified bankruptcy attorney is before you get to the point where you just can’t do it anymore. By doing this, you may even identify ways to manage your debt that can help you to avoid bankruptcy altogether. The key to doing this is to consult a bankruptcy attorney before it’s too late.