Attorney Amy Stoner of Toledo, Ohio has longstanding commitments to families overwhelmed by debt. Even while she was in law school, Amy participated in moot court tournaments that emphasized bankruptcy cases. Toward the end of her law school career, she interned with an Ohio bankruptcy judge. Now a licensed attorney in Ohio and Michigan, Amy helps clients file for all types of bankruptcy, leaving them with a new start in managing their financial affairs.
Toledo Attorney Amy Stoner serves Wood County (Bowling Green, county seat); Hancock County (Findlay); Defiance County (Defiance); Ottawa County (Port Clinton); Lucas County (Toledo); and Paulding County (Paulding). She also serves two counties in Michigan: Monroe County (Monroe, county seat); and Lenawee County (Adrian). She can counsel you on whether bankruptcy might be helpful in your case. Please contact Amy for a free initial consultation.
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Surviving the Emotional Effects of Bankruptcy
No matter what circumstances ultimately led to filing bankruptcy, both the practical and the emotional impact on the debtor will be enormous. Confronting the emotional and psychological issues surrounding bankruptcy and reaching an understanding and acceptance of the situation are essential to rebuilding and maintaining a successful financial life. An experienced bankruptcy attorney at Amy E. Stoner Attorney at Law in Toledo, OH, can guide a debtor through the complicated legal, financial and emotional maze of bankruptcy and steer him or her in the right direction for the future.
Filing bankruptcy can stir up negative emotions
Filing bankruptcy can, without a doubt, stir up many negative emotions. The debtor's sense of self-worth is often closely tied to his or her financial circumstances. Loss of money can be experienced as a loss of identity, self-esteem and confidence. We live in a society in which image is seemingly bought through possessions. Money can be viewed as a powerful currency not only in a purely economic sense, but also in relationships and thus a real or perceived loss of interpersonal power can ensue when bankruptcy is filed.
Understanding these emotions can help disentangle the practical realities of money from the possibly destructive or limiting emotional response to bankruptcy.
At times of significant loss, people tend to feel that their entire foundation has been shaken and that their most fundamental sense of security has been disrupted. They question their trust in themselves, in others and in the world at large. Although it may be natural for many to bury these frightening emotions, bringing core insecurities to a conscious level can actually reduce fear and the feeling of being out-of-control, which enables individuals to start tackling their situations constructively.
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In addition, the counsel of a seasoned bankruptcy attorney at Amy E. Stoner Attorney at Law in Toledo, OH, can see a debtor through the tough times and guide him or her to a brighter financial future.
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