Society has a tendency to blame the victim, and this has caused a lot of
misconceptions about people who have to file
bankruptcy. Despite the common belief that those who file bankruptcy are irresponsible,
in most cases, the opposite is true.
Many people are stuck in similar situations now, and it does not make them
bad people. People lose jobs. People have medical emergencies where bills
can (and often do) pile up in unmanageable amounts. The average person
does not have a rich uncle, so for many, bankruptcy may be the best option
no matter how much of an effort was made to avoid. People go through hard
times. They are only human after all.
Although society may frown upon it, filing bankruptcy as many times as
you need to does not make you a bad person either. Take note on the different
regulations for different bankruptcy types though. A
Chapter 7 can only be received once during an eight year period. A
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is only allowed once during a two year period, and for Chapter
11, you are allowed once every four years.
I Will Lose My Property and Never Get a Chance to Own Again
While it varies from state to state, bankruptcy can help you keep the property
you currently possess. During the time the bankruptcy is on your credit,
you can look for offers that cater to people who have filed bankruptcy.
These offers are there to help people build their credit while they wait
for the bankruptcy to be discharged.
One More Thing
Not everyone needs to know that you filed for bankruptcy in the first place.
Aside from anyone you choose to tell, here is who else will know.
- Your lawyer
- The courts
- Your creditors
That’s it! Regardless of the shame you may feel, it is not on broadcast
for the world to see. Relax and keep these other unknown aspects of bankruptcy in mind.
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