Why do people end up filing for bankruptcy? This is a question that is often posed to bankruptcy attorneys and the answer people expect to get back is that people just aren’t responsible with their credit cards. This however, more often than not, is not the reason people end up faced with the option of bankruptcy. In fact most people that are facing bankruptcy dread being there. It isn’t a decision that has been made freely. In fact, most people are almost forced into it after spending months on end of harassing calls from creditors and such.
One of the most commonly seen explanations for people looking into bankruptcy is because of illness or disability. When a family member becomes ill the entire family has to adjust. This may mean that the family is left without the same budget that they have become accustomed to. An illness can fall on a parent or child contributing to a change in income.
Not only does the expense of medical care come into play but the loss of income when time off is needed to provide care. This leaves many families falling behind on bills as payments that were being made were based off of the excepted income to stay the same. This is a common development that bankruptcy attorneys see in family’s seeking debt relief under federal bankruptcy.
Another common reason that people find themselves filing for debt replied is unemployment. When individuals are out of work and unable to find a source of income it becomes pretty difficult to pay your bills. Often what we see is that people will go a period of time without a job and begin to fall short on paying their bills. As payments start to add up, even after a person does find employment it is difficult to dig them out of the hole they have found themselves in. For instance, a thirty thousand dollar debt at twenty percent interest is difficult at best to pay off when making only forty five thousand a year. The debt starts to become overwhelming and leads to desperation.
About thirty percent of people that are going through bankruptcy have also divorce within the past five years. The ramifications of a divorce aren’t often felt till a few years after the dust has settled on the process as a whole. This is especially true of women who find they are raising children in a single parent home collecting less than needed to live and raise children. They begin to fall back on the old standby of payday loans, credit cards and personal loans. Eventually this catches up to them and they find that there is nowhere else to turn.
There are a number of myths that surround individuals finding they are at need to look into bankruptcy debt relief. Don’t fall victim when it comes to categorizing things in a simplistic manner. Most people going through bankruptcy are doing so because they are all out of options and they have nowhere else to turn.
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