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I Never Thought I’d Have To Go Bankrupt At 26. Here’s How It Changed My Life.

“What’s really cool is that you can keep updated with your trustee payments online,” the intake specialist at my new bankruptcy attorney’s office told me.

I nodded, not sure how else to respond. After finally deciding to file for bankruptcy, everything had happened so quickly. Two weeks earlier, I’d Googled “bankruptcy attorneys near me,” clicked on the result that popped up with the most positive reviews and made an appointment to meet with an attorney.

After an initial phone interview to set up my “new client appointment,” I brought all of my financial documents ― including my current credit card, student loan and bank statements, along with any additional financial information ― to my lawyer’s office.

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