Millions of Americans each year turn to bankruptcy for a fresh start. But can bankruptcy help with student loan debt? Though possible, the process is not easy and isn’t always successful. Here are a few things to consider before heading down this path.
As Jacksonville bankruptcy attorneys, one of the most common questions we receive is: How can I afford an attorney if I’m filing for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy can be a stressful, scary, and even an embarrassing situation. Therefore, it’s often tempting to think that you are better off trying to handle a bankruptcy on your own. Not to mention—if you are filing for bankruptcy, how can you afford a bankruptcy attorney?
Any challenging financial situation is worrisome and difficult to deal with. Making the decision to file for bankruptcy is even harder. It might feel like failure or giving up. But you aren’t alone.
Bankruptcy comes with a negative stigma. While it is an unfortunate situation for any individual or business, its negativity is most often due to myths surrounding bankruptcy, making consumers less likely to file for bankruptcy – even when they clearly should.
College is an exciting time for students – especially younger students who are just now experiencing the world on their own – but unfortunately, it’s also a time when students rack up debt.
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