Chances are once you decide to go bankrupt you may share this decision with others. Be prepared for some negative comments. Not everyone realizes that bankruptcy relief is there to help honest people in financial difficulty get a fresh start. Some will tell you that bankruptcy is just a way for dishonest people to offset their debt load because they just don’t want to pay it.
Others will say that only people who are too weak to handle their money properly go bankrupt. That is only a last resort because they were not responsible with their money. Or there are those that instill fear. They will tell you that you are going to end up living on the street because the bankruptcy courts will take everything. Or that you will never get your credit rating back up to par again.
Hopefully your friends and family are not amongst these type of people who don’t have a clue as to what bankruptcy is really for. They perhaps have never been in financial difficulty, or perhaps they are and don’t want to admit it. Once you have met with your Houston bankruptcy lawyer and have a clearer understanding of the bankruptcy process, comments like this will mean nothing to you. If your financial situation has led you to this decision then no doubt you have exhausted all other avenues of getting on your feet, and this is your one opportunity to do so.