Are you so deep in debt that you get the feeling that there is no possible escape? You fear your phone ringing because it potentially means a debt collector is calling your phone. Debt is an extremely stressful part of anyone’s life and it is impacting the majority of America. This debt is leading to bankruptcies in Florida.
Bankruptcy is one of the most difficult parts of anyone’s life. It is also a decision that does not come lightly. Due to fiction and other media, the reputation of bankruptcy has become one of failure. If you go into bankruptcy then you must be a failure right? Absolutely not. Bankruptcy is due to financial hardship and many times it is the cause of a loss of a job, an unexpected medical expense, or a major life-altering moment.
Bankruptcy in Florida is not a failure and should not be seen as such. It is an option created so you can have an escape from your debts when there is no chance to free yourself from them. Now, this does not mean that you can just declare bankruptcy as a get out of debt free card. Declaring for bankruptcy in Florida has a long term effect on your life.
Obviously it is different for everyone but declaring bankruptcy, and having it successfully go through, results in:
- Bankruptcy being added to your credit report
- Potential loss of valuables
- Possible loss of property
- Poor credit score
The negative aspects of bankruptcy in Florida are usually there as a result of paying off the debts. For example, if you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy , more than likely you will lose valuable items because of the liquidization of your assets in order to pay your debts.
That said bankruptcy is not the end of the world. You can recover from it and there are aspects of it that are a major positive such as becoming debt-free. When filing for bankruptcy in Florida, there are a few courses required by law to take to try and prevent you from falling back into bankruptcy.
Throughout the bankruptcy process, there are two courses that you will need to complete. They are:
- A credit counseling session
- A debtor education course
At Shamika Saves I can offer you both courses so you can file for bankruptcy and then have your debts removed from your name. Until courses are complete you can’t complete your bankruptcy process.
Credit Counseling Session
Your credit counseling session with me will be about looking at your financial situation and making sure that bankruptcy is really the only option you have left. It’s a deep dive into your entire financial profile such as:
Whether you actually need to file for bankruptcy or not is highly dependent on these factors. Sometimes you do not actually need to file for bankruptcy but instead make some tough financial decisions, or just make a course correction with how you handle your finances.
If through our process we discover that you don’t actually need bankruptcy then that’s awesome. We can move into steps for fixing your credit and paying off your debts in a reasonable amount of time. If we find that you are in need of bankruptcy then I can give you advice on what your expectations regarding that should be.
If you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy then I can assist you throughout that process as well.
Debtor Education Course
Once your bankruptcy has been filed it will go on your credit report and you will begin the proceedings that your chapter of bankruptcy requires. This could include the liquidation of assets for Chapter 7 or monthly lump sum payments for Chapter 13. Whatever bankruptcy you applied for there is still another course you must complete.
The debtor education course looks into why you fell into debt in the first place and teach you ways to avoid ever having to file for bankruptcy again. I’ll teach you financial practices and methods to keep your financial situation stable, how to create an emergency fund, and how to improve your credit.
We do not want to see you back in bankruptcy court after filing once before. This class is to help prevent a cycle of finance that you can’t recover from.
You must complete this course before your debts can be discharged. Even if you have had all your assets liquidized until this course is complete your debts will remain. Once you have completed this course however your debts will soon be off your name and you will be able to take your life back.
Even after filing for bankruptcy in Florida, you may feel like you have little hope. Do not let that happen. Your finances are nothing to mess with. At Shamika Saves I offer multiple ways to help you after bankruptcy such as:
- Credit Repair
- Tax Preparation
- Establishing Business Credit
Whether you are looking for a way to get back on your feet by repairing your credit, looking to get a business started, or just need help with your taxes following a tough financial year I can assist you through all of it. At Shamika Saves I am always here to help you with your finances.
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Do not let yourself believe that bankruptcy is a sign that you are a failure. It is merely a way to help yourself get back on track financially. Bankruptcy is a way to help. It will not ruin your life and it will leave you with a greater peace of mind after you remove the debts from your name.
Bankruptcy is challenging but I can support you and be the resource for your required courses. We will go through your finances together and discover how we can not only get you through this difficult time, but help you not end up in this situation again.
Go ahead and give me a call at 254-702-5426, use my online contact form, or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!