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When to hire a bankruptcy attorney

Debt is something that a large majority of households carry in differing amounts. Everyone handles their debt differently and finds various ways to manage their debt loads. However, sometimes debt becomes overwhelming and difficult to pay back. This can happen for a variety of reasons and often results from an unexpected or sudden change in financial circumstances, such as the loss of a job.

Unfortunately, crippling debt in society often carries with it the weight of shame and taboo. This often leads people to ignore their debt issues and avoid facing the problem head-on. When this happens, the problem can become more difficult to resolve the longer a person avoids it. Sometimes, the best way to move forward in facing debt problems is by taking the case to a qualified bankruptcy attorney. Here are some examples of when hiring a bankruptcy attorney can be a positive step in the right direction to debt-free living.

You are in danger of losing your home

One of the most common reasons that people turn to a bankruptcy attorney for assistance is when there is a danger of home foreclosure due to an inability to make mortgage payments. In foreclosure, the lender uses stipulations in the mortgage contract to evict the homeowner, take back the property and sell it. Many people do not realize there are ways to try to avoid foreclosure and keep the home. A bankruptcy attorney can help you understand your options if you are facing foreclosure.

You need a fresh financial start

Some people avoid bankruptcy because they are afraid it will forever ruin their financial life and leave them worse off than ever before. The truth is that oftentimes a bankruptcy filing is the first step to improving your financial picture and getting you back on your feet. Your credit score may actually go up after you file bankruptcy because you are no longer incurring debt and damaging your credit record. A bankruptcy lawyer can help you determine which type of bankruptcy filing may be right in your particular circumstance.

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