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Ask a Bankruptcy Attorney: Should I File for Bankruptcy in the Summer? April 20, 2017

Ask a Bankruptcy Attorney: Should I File for Bankruptcy in the Summer?, Clanton, Alabama

Filing for bankruptcy can come with an immense amount of emotional hardship, making it difficult to decide when to file. If you’re having trouble making the first move, attorneys at Backus Law Group in Montgomery, AL, advise filing in the summer to receive the most relief. It’s a less busy time of year with more room to maneuver financially, and a bankruptcy attorney can help you navigate through the legal complexities with full attention.

Most Americans handle bankruptcies and financial obligations during the spring, which means every bankruptcy attorney and creditor is busy. However, things slow down leading up to summer. Here are a few benefits you can expect from waiting until after spring to file bankruptcy.

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With tax season over and many people easing into summer, there’s generally less going on in the financial arena. Bankruptcy courts may be less busy, and attorneys may have fewer clients, meaning you’ll get more attention and receive better accommodations. A good bankruptcy attorney will help you no matter the circumstances, but having fewer distractions will definitely make the process less stressful.

The End of Tax Season

Leading up to Tax Day, most people are busy managing their finances. This is the busiest time of the year for the legal system when it comes to money and likely a stressful time if you’re dealing with looming debt. Making payments to the government or creditors during tax season is a hard hit to take, but it makes filing in summer ideal since you’ve just put a nice dent into outstanding debts.


Many people use summer to get away or step into a lull. Children are out of school, vacation season is in full swing, and you may not have as much going on in your life. This can make filing for bankruptcy a much smoother process, as having fewer day-to-day obligations will allow you to put full attention into filing for bankruptcy. This will ensure accuracy and make life much easier once autumn arrives.

If you are ready to file, a bankruptcy lawyer at Backus Law Group can provide the assistance you need. They’ll work with you through each step of your case to achieve the best possible outcome. Call (334) 265-0800 today to schedule a consultation, and visit their website and Facebook to learn more about their bankruptcy protection services.

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