The Emotional Side of Bankruptcy – call 211

 I know from my law practice that people facing bankrutpcy are often suffering with anxiety, depression and maybe even domestic abuse, all brought on by the turmoil of this recession.  Hard working folks are looking face-to-face with the Big Bad B word, and it hurts.  It’s unthinkable.
Last November, this community was rocked by the news that a young father was killed and 4 others were shot and injured in a downtown office building.  The man charged with the crimes had recently filed bankruptcy.
Only a few months earlier, an Orlando man in bankruptcy was charged with killing his wife in their lavish home.
Orlando has the highest rate of increases in bankruptcy filings in the State’s Middle District, which covers the area from Ft. Meyers all the way to Jacksonville.
Thanks to the Orlando Bankruptcy judges, Bankruptcy filers can now be referred to the United Way’s 211 hot line, which offers 24 hour crisis counseling, as well as referrals to other free or low-cost agencies that offer food, housing, and clothing.
Debra G. Simms

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