The deed is done…finally. On Wednesday we had our final meeting with the attorney to sign the papers in order to file bankruptcy. If all went as planned the papers were filed yesterday and we await to hear the court date that will take place in approximately 30 days.
I felt no relief, really felt nothing different than I have felt since this situation began over a year ago. The process itself, though simple, was uncomfortable, humbling and thought-provoking in a soul-searching sort of way. Sitting in an office, reducing your entire life into dollars and cents was necessary at best, and at worse… left me feeling vulnerable, exposed and totally out of control.
As we were leaving the attorney’s office after all the papers were discussed, the figures reviewed and signatures applied, the attorney, who seems like a nice enough fellow, laughingly told us to send him some business. I had two thoughts as we walked across the parking lot to our parked car: given the present economical environment in which we live it seems he would have plenty of business; and if I did send him business, that would mean that someone I know would be in a similar situation as us. I do not wish that on friend or foe .
Though I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, he is highly respected and esteemed and deemed to be the best at what he does, I desperately wish that no one I know will have need of his services.