Bankruptcy is a Constitutional right for honest people who are looking for a fresh start due to a number of factors such as a loss of job, health, spouse, natural disaster, etc.

The United States Constitution provides a method whereby individuals, burdened by excessive debt, can obtain a “fresh start” and pursue productive lives unimpaired by past financial problems. It is an important alternative for persons strapped with more debt and stress than they can handle.

The federal bankruptcy laws were enacted to provide good, honest, hard-working debtors with a fresh start and to establish a ranking and equity among all the creditors clamoring for the debtor’s limited resources.

Bankruptcy helps people avoid the kind of permanent discouragement that can prevent them from ever re- establishing themselves as hard-working members of society.

Sherry Ellis