When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Look at bankruptcy as a chance to mature and take responsibility for your personal finances. Many people feel guilty, embarrassed and unworthy when dealing with bankruptcy. These feelings do not help you and provide no value. A good way to deal with bankruptcy is to make sure that you keep a stiff upper lip. Be honest when filing for bankruptcy. Don’t hide liabilities or assets, as they’ll come back and haunt you. Your bankruptcy lawyer has to know every detail of your finances, whether bad or good. Divulge all of your information so that you and your lawyer can devise the best strategy for dealing with your situation. Visit web sites and read information to learn as much as possible about the topic of personal bankruptcy. The United States DOJ, along with a number of other bankruptcy institutes and attorneys specializing in bankruptcy can give you invaluable information. By having more knowledge, you can make the right decision, as well as be sure you are ensuring that your personal bankruptcy case goes smoothly. A free consultation is standard for bankruptcy attorneys, so shop around before settling on one. Ensure that you have a meeting with a real lawyer instead of an assistant, since they can provide the best advice. Looking for an attorney will help you find a lawyer you feel good around.
Do not hesitate to remind your lawyer of any details regarding your case. It is wrong to assume that your lawyer will remember every word you ever utter! It’s your financial future that is in his hands; don’t hesitate to speak up.