Ashamed of filing bankruptcy? Get Over it. Move on.


Ashamed of filing bankruptcyDon’t be ashamed of filing bankruptcy. I know that bankruptcy is a scary word to most people. It’s not  in anybody’s definition of success. Even people who need to file bankruptcy people think it is shameful.

If you knew how bankruptcy works, I think you would embrace it.

The alternative to bankruptcy could mean giving creditors your bank account, your paycheck, and being forced to give up your home. It is far better to bury your pride and save yourself.

People facing bankruptcy are under enormous financial pressure. The pressure people feel is caused by having debts they can’t pay. The remedy for that pressure may be bankruptcy.  Financial stress is usually relieved by filing bankruptcy. Relief in bankruptcy no longer has the social stigma that it once had. The social stigma of bankruptcy was erased during the Great Recession. Millions of people have filed bankruptcy. So has General Motors, the cities of San Bernardino, Detroit and Stockton. Other well known bankruptcy cases have been filed by American Airlines, Chrysler…etc. Even the island of Puerto Rico is now in bankruptcy.

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The lawyer fee for a Los Angeles bankruptcy case starts as low as $775.00 + filing fee* with the Bankruptcy Law Firm of Bayer, Wishman & Leotta. Call 800-477-3111.

You can safely explore bankruptcy as a debt solution. Exploring bankruptcy can be done without anybody finding out. Your consultation with a lawyer is private. Nobody will find out, unless you decide to tell them.

Prospective clients always ask what will filing bankruptcy feel like? Most people who file bankruptcy feel a deep sense of relief. Please believe that. Take a look for yourself at what people say AFTER they have filed bankruptcy.

“I need relief. How long will it take?” The answer depends on the type of bankruptcy that you need. But the typical bankruptcy case is Chapter 7. A chapter 7 case normally tales about 3 months.

Why do people need to know about bankruptcy?

Life takes detours.  Things happen. Things like divorce,  job loss, and disability. These things strike unexpectedly. People don’t plan for them. You might need to file bankruptcy. But maybe not. Some lawyers will try to get everyone to file for bankruptcy. We are different. We will not recommend bankruptcy unless you need it.

Stop worrying about debt. Feel better about yourself. Find a path forward to better times. You have better times ahead. Feeling ashamed of filing bankruptcy should not stop you from getting help.

I’ve been an Encino bankruptcy lawyer for 37 years. I’ve written 3 books to help you learn about bankruptcy. You can find all of them on

Ashamed of filing bankruptcy Do you want to get started? Call 800-477-3111.

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Leon Bayer and Jeffrey Wishman are Los Angeles Bankruptcy attorneys. They have been practicing bankruptcy lawyers in Los Angeles for 37 years and are Certified Bankruptcy Specialists by the State Bar of California. These are lawyers who bring experience, skill and creativity to the highly complex area of bankruptcy law. At this Los Angeles law firm, the your initial consultation with an expert is free. Mr. Bayer is a coauthor of Nolo's The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work for You?, authors the “Ask Leon” series on Nolo’s Bankruptcy, Debt & Foreclosure blog, and writes on bankruptcy topics for Nolo’s website. In addition, Mr. Bayer devotes a significant number of hours to volunteer legal services. The State Bar of California has commended Mr. Bayer for this work every year since 2004.