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Feeling judged for any action could be a difficult situation for Ohio residents. Such circumstances could be even more damaging if the action could potentially help a person’s financial state. Many individuals may know that filing for bankruptcy is frowned upon by some. In reality, though, it could allow struggling parties to reach more stable financial ground. 

One individual recently stated that filing for bankruptcy was a great relief. After accumulating $90,000 in debt, making the minimum payments was the only feasible action before taking the step of getting debt relief help. Chapter 13 allowed the person to come to a settlement and create a repayment plan for remaining liabilities. However, a friend continued to judge that individual’s financial actions.

Luckily, bankruptcy does not have to be shared with friends and family unless there are extenuating circumstances. Therefore, parties considering bankruptcy may not want to let the potential opinions of others hold them back from getting help. Becoming overwhelmed by debt can happen to anyone, and working toward a fresh start is usually beneficial rather than warranting backlash. 

Needing the approval of others can often hinder a person’s decision-making ability. Ohio residents would likely do well to consider their own best interests above the opinions of others. Therefore, interested parties may wish to find out more information on bankruptcy options that could potentially help them get their finances back on track. Consulting with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer could also allow for a better understanding of a specific case, including what options for relief may be appropriate.

Source: slate.com, “My Friend Keeps Shaming Me Over My Bankruptcy. Not Cool, Right?“, Helaine Olen, March 2, 2016