Attorney David M. Offen Counsels Couples on Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy attorney David M. Offen, of The Law Offices of David M. Offen, lists the top three tips for discussing bankruptcy with a spouse.

David M. Offen, The Law Offices of David M. Offen

The primary benefit of talking about bankruptcy with your spouse is the opportunity to create a plan that will provide a better future.

Attorney David M. Offen, founder of The Law Offices of David M. Offen, assures people who are married and considering bankruptcy that if they feel it is the best way to improve their finances, there will come a point when they need to discuss the entire process with their spouse. “Some couples make all financial decisions together; others, however, don’t keep these lines of communication open,” said Offen, who focuses on bankruptcy law. “For this reason, one spouse may need to tell the other that bankruptcy is the best option for them at the present time.”

However, adds Offen, there is nothing simple about discussing bankruptcy with a spouse. To help couples ensure they are on the same page moving forward, Offen offers the following three tips for discussing bankruptcy:

No. 1: Focus on the future. “While you need to look at the past to determine what happened, it is also important to look at what the future holds,” said Offen. “What are the benefits of filing for bankruptcy? How will this change your financial situation forever?”

No. 2: Don’t get mad. Stress has a way of causing arguments, and should not come into play when discussing bankruptcy. Even though one might be upset about the situation, it is nobody’s fault, and couples need to realize that getting mad will only make things worse.

No. 3: Create a plan. “The primary benefit of talking about bankruptcy with your spouse is the opportunity to create a plan that will provide a better future,” said Offen. “For example, you may want to discuss your bankruptcy options, which attorney is best, and when to move forward with the process.”

About David M. Offen, The Law Offices of David M. Offen
David M. Offen is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He has over 20 years of experience and has helped more than 9,500 individuals and families go through the bankruptcy process. For more information or a free consultation, please call (215) 625-9600, or visit http://www.getfreeofbills.com. The law office is located at 601 Walnut Street, Suite 160 West, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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