I didn’t mean for my debt to get out of control. It happened so gradually that I barely noticed it at first, and by the time I understood what was happening to my finances, it was too late to do anything to stop it. I was trying to start a small business, and I thought that I had enough of a cushion to fall back on. I was wrong. The smartest move that I made was hiring a bankruptcy attorney to help me file for bankruptcy and get out of debt. He really helped me. He made sure that I filed the right bankruptcy chapter and completed all of the correct paperwork, and helped me find credit couseling courses so that I could get back on the right track and stay out of debt. This blog about bankruptcy is meant to help others that find themselves in the same situation.