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Protect Yourself from Discrimination Against Bankruptcy Filers

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments

When discrimination makes the news, people pay attention. We all like to think we are fair-minded individuals. Even fair-minded individuals have differences of opinion. If it weren’t for these differences of opinion, we probably wouldn’t need a set of laws to follow. But, we do. The Mankato bankruptcy attorneys at Behm Law Group, Ltd., want you to be aware of the following:

“No. 11 U.S.C. sec. 525 prohibits governmental units and private employers from discriminating against you because you filed a bankruptcy petition or because you failed to pay a dischargeable debt.”

You have rights. It can be heart-wrenching and embarrassing enough to admit you need to file for bankruptcy, let alone having everyone else constantly remind you. Now you know there are rules on how others can treat you.

Of course, you still have obligations to fulfill. A bankruptcy plan can detail how and when those obligations are met. Looking at the bigger picture, you will have to own how you got to this point. If you don’t recognize why you had to file for bankruptcy, you may end up repeating this scene in the future.

For your own self-worth and knowledge, really dig deeply. If you have poor financial habits, take steps to change them. Don’t buy things you don’t need. Shop around to minimize costs for what you need. Save for inevitable surprises that might disrupt your cash flow.

Keeping your focus and energy directed toward positive steps will diminish any hurt and embarrassment you feel. You can’t change what has already happened. You can change how you deal with your dilemma though.

Forward momentum will catapult you past the bad feelings toward the good ones. Your positive action will result in the bankruptcy becoming a distant memory. Good habits will help keep you solvent in the future.

Those who have to file for bankruptcy relief have the power to change their outcomes for the better. We know what you want. Bankruptcy is all that we do. In Mankato, MN, call the bankruptcy attorneys at Behm Law Group, Ltd., to discuss the how, why, what, wherefore, and when of bankruptcy law today.

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