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Bankruptcy in Real Life: Not Like in the Movies

Americans love a good movie; particularly a good courtroom drama or a good lawyer played by a Hollywood celebrity. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a good bit of fiction and in some cases, the reality may not fall too far from the fictional story presented on the big screen. The need for caution comes when individuals who find themselves in real life financial crises expect their bankruptcy process to be similar to the previous legal experiences in the comfy seats at the local movie theater.

Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey aren’t actually lawyers (let alone bankruptcy lawyers). The financial crisis that led you to consider filing for bankruptcy has absolutely nothing in common with the fictional details presented in their cinematic works of art. Appreciate the movies – regularly. Just don’t use them to create expectations for your own legal issues.

When it comes to filing for bankruptcy, you’ll want a real life bankruptcy expert. When it comes to choosing your real life bankruptcy attorney, you should demand a few things:

  1. Extensive knowledge of California Bankruptcy Code
  2. A Specialization in Bankruptcy
  3. Availability: You Should have an Email and Phone Number that Gets a Response

When it comes to dealing with bankruptcy in real life – remember that it’s not just any life you are hearing about or seeing represented for your entertainment. This is your life we’re talking about. It’s not for anyone’s entertainment. Call the bankruptcy attorneys at Westgate Law today – and then maybe sneak off to the movie theater to relax a bit.

About the Author

Justin Harelik

Justin has a singular goal: to get people out of financial distress and move them to financial stability and prosperity. He does this by combining 15 years of in-depth experience in bankruptcy, credit management, debt negotiation and student loan modifications, and he does it with both English and Spanish-speaking clients.

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