Important Factors in Making a Decision about Bankruptcy

For most people, the decision of whether or not to file for bankruptcy is not one to be taken lightly. After all, there are implications that go along with the decision. Today we’d like to take a look at a few things you should think about and discuss if you find yourself making the decision of whether […]

The Role of Emotions in the Bankruptcy Process

If you’re facing a difficult financial situation in your personal life, chances are your emotions may be running high. If you have a spouse or family, you might be feeling stressed out even talking about finances with them. Or perhaps you’re having feelings of guilt regarding your situation. We’ve written previously about guilt and bankruptcy, […]

Working With Your Attorney

For many people, making the decision to file for bankruptcy is a decision that comes with a lot of thought and consideration and perhaps some professional counsel. Depending on the situation, it can be an emotional process with many nuances and facets that are unique to each individual case. As bankruptcy attorneys, we at Burr […]

Bankruptcy, Credit, and Lessons for You and Your Children

If you’ve read this blog before or looked around our website, you won’t be surprised to hear me repeat what we’ve said about bankruptcy many times before. Bankruptcy is a legal tool to allows people to protect their future and keep financial issues from taking over their lives. While many people automatically associate negative thoughts […]

Guilt & Bankruptcy

If you were to ask the average American who has never been through the bankruptcy process what he or she thinks about the cause of bankruptcy, I would venture to guess that the responses would vary but have a similar theme: it’s a math problem—there’s not enough money for debts and obligations. While it’s true […]

A Brief Context & History of Western Bankruptcy Law: Part 3

We’ve come to the third and last installment of our overview of the history of bankruptcy law in the west (and specifically the United States). Though we’ve been able to see bits and pieces of modern-day law developing throughout history, much of the law has looked quite different from what we know today. If you […]