I recently wrote an article for the Contra Costa Lawyer on attorneys and financial wellness. Much of the article applies to non-attorneys as well and are thoughts that we come across every day in our law practice.
Most people do not want to talk about their finances. No one wants to admit their finances are not their strong point or that they may need help figuring out. After all, no one else has these problems, right?
This idea that no one else has the same problems is why we have an elephant (Bernadebt!) as our team mascot. The elephant in the room is that way more people are struggling with financial stress than we realize. The other thing we see a lot is this worry about what others will think. Trust us, no one else is paying attention to your financial problems because they are so worried about their own and what YOU will think of theirs!
This is just a basic overview and is not legal advice specific to your situation. If you have questions about your rights when it comes to debt and credit, you should speak with an attorney in your area for legal advice. If you live in California or North Dakota and would like to speak with Jen Lee Law regarding your situation, please schedule an appointment.