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Clearing up common bankruptcy misconceptions

We've written a bunch of posts over the last couple of months about the bankruptcy process and how there are some simple, effective steps you can take to progress through the filing. It is an intimidating process -- we can't deny that. Bankruptcy has a stigma and people will feel that on some level, even if they know that the filing will help them in the long run.

On consulting with an attorney prior to your bankruptcy filing

Over the last month, we have talked a lot about bankruptcy filings and why you shouldn't be afraid of the process. There are many steps you need to take in order to properly get through your current financial picture, but it can be successfully done. One of the most important things you can do when you are considering bankruptcy is get legal counsel. Bankruptcy is complicated, and doing it on your own is not advised.

Explaining the automatic stay

Imagine that you have a mountain of debt that is causing you mental anguish and emotional pain. The stress of the situation cripples you at work, making it impossible for you to concentrate. Every time the phone rings you ignore it, because it's yet another unknown number from a likely debt collector. You don't even read your mail anymore because you're afraid of what notices you'll receive.

Don't fear the bankruptcy filing

Filing for bankruptcy is intimidating, and one of the biggest fears that most people have going into the process is that the filing will ruin their life for a long time. There are obviously some serious matters that could be detrimental to you in the wake of a bankruptcy filing, but these are relatively short term issues. The long view is what you need to be focused on during bankruptcy. For your financial and personal well-being, a bankruptcy filing can be very helpful years down the line.

Recognizing illegal debt collection tactics

If you are like many other Americans, and you find yourself struggling to make ends meet and pay bills on time, you may find yourself on the receiving end of some unwanted attention from debt collectors. If you have ever received calls and communications from debt collectors, you probably have an idea of just how aggressive some of these people can be, but you do not have to suffer through harassing or threatening behavior.

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