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The First Step in Becoming Debt Free is to Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer

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The First Step in Becoming Debt Free is to Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer

start on january first get out of debt 2015Far too many New Year’s resolutions are related to improving the financial situation. If you find yourself making the same resolution to get out of debt year after year with little to no change in your total amount of debt, it’s time to approach it more practically. The first step in becoming debt free is to find a bankruptcy lawyer.

Just do it. Put together a game plan and with the help of an expert bankruptcy attorney. That way you can make sure that your game plan takes you exactly where you want to go. Make 2015 the year that it actually happens – start the year with positive action and end it debt free. Just think about that for a minute. One year from now, you’ll have no debt hanging over your head. You might not even remember what that feels like. If that’s the case – let me remind you. If feels amazing.

What’s the first step? Getting in front of a bankruptcy attorney. When you have appendicitis, you go to a doctor. When you have a cavity, you visit the dentist. Treat your finances in just as appropriate a manner. When it’s time to file for bankruptcy, go straight to an expert. Make sure you work with an attorney that specializes in bankruptcy law.

One mistake that many people make is to consult their friends and family instead of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Ask them for recommendations regarding bankruptcy attorneys they may have worked with, but don’t ask them for bankruptcy advice. They aren’t professionals and in many cases, we get the worst legal advice from our own friends and family with devastating consequences.

Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision. Make sure you are comfortable with the bankruptcy attorney you choose to depend on. If necessary, meet with a number of attorneys so you can be sure of your choice. Hopefully, this will be a once in a lifetime decision to obtain a discharge of your debt through bankruptcy – choosing the right bankruptcy attorney is a big part of making sure the journey is as painless as possible.

If you’re ready to get started, call the experts on southern California bankruptcy law at Westgate Law. We’re ready to start your journey towards being debt free in 2015.

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.