PLEASE NOTE: We remain open and we are available for video conference, regular teleconference or in some limited situations will accept in person consultations.

The Law Office of

Donald L. Bell

Free Consultation
240-624-0748

PLEASE NOTE: We remain open and we are available for video conference, regular teleconference or in some limited situations will accept in person consultations.

The Law Office of
Donald L. Bell
Free Consultation
240-624-0748
Consumer Bankruptcy Tax Debt Relief Office in Greenbelt, MD

What do you know about recovering financially from bankruptcy?

It took some time for you to become comfortable filing for bankruptcy, but you took the step. Have you made plans to make the most of your decision?

U.S. News & World Report offers suggestions for rebuilding your financial household after filing for bankruptcy. Take steps to improve your monetary health and maximize the advantages bankruptcy provides.

Keep your bankruptcy documents close

Rather than putting your bankruptcy paperwork out of sight, keep it in a convenient place. That way, you have the documents on hand if you apply for a loan and need to provide your bankruptcy petition. You may also need the documents as proof to show creditors you do not owe them money.

Create a plan for rebuilding your credit

While you may apply for secured credit cards to mend your credit score, step carefully. Now is the time to reevaluate your relationship with money and the road that led to you filing for bankruptcy. Rather than apply for and use credit without thinking, create an intentional strategy that supports your values surrounding money.

Make friends with your bank

Do you see yourself applying for a loan from your bank or credit union? If so, establish a connection with a loan officer. Share your bankruptcy story, what filing taught you and steps you take now to ensure you do not file again. That way, when you feel ready to apply for a loan, you have a personal relationship with your loan officer and bank, which may help you receive approval for financing.

It takes time to bounce back from bankruptcy. With a thorough plan, you help yourself come back stronger and financially smarter than before.