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Bankruptcy does not have to be emtionally devastating

Bankruptcy is not a procedure to be taken lightly, and those who choose to employ it will almost certainly pay an emotional toll. The good news is that proper preparation can help you to make the most of a bankruptcy procedure and healthfully deal with many of the issues that arise before they can take a heavy toll.

The reality of the matter is that as people in America, our senses of self-worth is often tied heavily to our financial success. It is easy to see how this equation is constructed, but it is not an entirely accurate one. Regardless of why you are considering a bankruptcy procedure, you deserve to have a chance at rebuilding your life and your dignity, and that often begins by acknowledging that, while you may be able to discharge your debts or divest yourself of your assets, you cannot undo your fundamental worth as a human being. Moreover, it is in part your inalienable worth as a person that grants you the right to pursue a bankruptcy and the fresh start that it can provide.

Consider, for a moment, the ways in which such an experience can give you an opportunity to grow in ways that those who have not undergone similar trials will never understand. You have an opportunity to use this experience to expand your capacity to extend grace to both to others and to yourself. It is also useful to not hide from the other hurtful emotions that may be brought up by a bankruptcy, but rather fully experience them and use them as vital motivation to make wise choices in the future.

When it comes to bankruptcy, it is tempting to get wrapped up in the details and specifics, but ultimately, you are a person who deserves a second chance to build a life, and should be respected in that. There are many directions that your life can take following a bankruptcy, and the guidance of an experienced and empathetic attorney can help ensure that you have all the tools needed to truly make the most of your fresh start.

Source: Findlaw, "Surviving the Emotional Effects of Bankruptcy," accessed Dec. 09, 2016

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