A recent news article highlighted the mental burden and heavy emotional
toll that filing bankruptcy can cause. San Diego bankruptcy attorney Kerry
Denton has seen firsthand how the bankruptcy process impacts his clients.
Whether his clients are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection (complete
elimination of debt) or for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection (financial
reorganization to pay off debts), the emotional consequences are clear.
Filing bankruptcy is easy on no one.
Bankruptcy can stress relationships and cause trauma for a family. Couples
may fight and argue. Children may get caught in the crosshairs of their
parents’ struggles. The filer may doubt her own self-worth and feel
insecure about her ability to take care of herself and her family. She
may feel ashamed and believe that she has let her children down. She may
feel alone and isolated. She may believe that she cannot talk about her
financial problems with others because they just wouldn’t understand
the depth of her problems. She may also worry about how her family and
friends would respond to the news.
To move past these emotional hurdles, a person who is contemplating filing
bankruptcy may want to visit with a therapist. It may also help the person
to change her viewpoint. If she sees bankruptcy not as a last resort but
as a fresh beginning, her outlook may change for the better.
If you are in a financial bind, you may need to file for bankruptcy so
that you can get a fresh start. Get in touch with a compassionate attorney
who understands the stress and emotional strain of the bankruptcy process.
Call San Diego bankruptcy attorney Kerry Denton at 619-458-3739 for more