April 6 brought news that former NFL star defensive lineman Warren Sapp has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.  This serves as a good reminder that, contrary to what many of us may have thought, the individuals and families that file for bankruptcy protection come from all walks of life and file for all varieties of reasons, including, illness, death in the family, and accidents.   The protection and the fresh start afforded by bankruptcy allows many people the chance to catch their breath, get back on their feet,  then return to pursuing their financial goals.  You may have heard of the following people who filed for bankruptcy protection:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Henry Ford
  • Walt Disney

If you’re stressed out and losing sleep over whether bankruptcy is the right decision for you, then please give us a call at Abelmann Law to schedule a free consultation.  We will sit down with you to discuss your current situation and help you to decide whether Debt Settlement, Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a good option.