Moving past unnecessary reservations and pursuing debt relief

August 24, 2017 Mark

On behalf of Gregersen Law posted in bankruptcy on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Constantly dealing with overwhelming amounts of debt can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. If you are experiencing prolonged periods of financial struggle, the constant phone calls and collection letters could leave you wondering about the available outlets for debt relief.

While exploring these options, you might have given a fair amount of thought into filing for bankruptcy. However, certain negative views regarding the process could be giving you pause, perhaps for unnecessary reasons.

Overcoming unnecessary negativity concerning bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a serious decision, and taking the time to explore every available option could be advisable. However, in some cases, bankruptcy might be the correct path for relief, and avoiding it due to certain stigmas might cause you to experience needless suffering. Some areas you might have to address to overcome similar reservations may include the following:

  • Judgment from others: Perhaps you believe others might view bankruptcy in a negative light. This may not be the case, as many individuals have chosen to pursue relief through similar outlets, and those around you may never even know you filed.
  • Feelings of guilt/failure: You might even view bankruptcy as a personal failure, or feel as though repaying debts is the correct choice. However, some debts are unavoidable, and struggling to maintain a certain standard of living in favor of making payments could lead to unnecessary suffering.
  • Impact on credit: Perhaps one of the most significant concerns regarding bankruptcy is its impact on credit, but continually being unable to make payments could prove much worse in the long run.
  • Ruination of financial future: You might be worried that you will have trouble obtaining lines of credit after filing for bankruptcy, and while this could be a temporary issue, you may be able to begin rebuilding your credit shortly after finalizing the process.

While at first it may be easy to focus on the potential downsides, considering the benefits of bankruptcy could prove more helpful when attempting to determine the best option for debt relief, and seeking advice on making informed decisions could assist you in achieving this goal.

Obtaining information on available options

Dealing with significant financial hardships can be stressful enough on its own, and avoiding viable options for debt relief due to certain misconceptions could only make matters worse. Instead of putting stock into negative views, you could choose to pursue guidance on the available options for relief and their potential outcomes. By speaking with someone with extensive knowledge in federal and Utah state bankruptcy laws, you may be able to overcome unnecessary reservations and become better prepared to seek a healthier financial future through the necessary channels.