“The United States government provides a means for people who have too much debt to obtain a new start by eliminating the heavy debt burden. A bankruptcy is not intended to be an easy way to eliminate debt. It is meant to be a way to once again live a normal life without the stress of unsolvable financial problems. When you have too much debt and little hope of being able to reduce the debt without help, filing bankruptcy may be the best alternative.
People can find themselves saddled with heavy debt for a million different reasons. Common reasons for finding yourself with spiraling debt are having too many credit cards with high interest rates, loss of employment, major hospital bills and living beyond your means. Having to file bankruptcy doesn’t mean you are financially irresponsible. It only means that circumstances have led to unmanageable debt.