HOW BANKRUPTCY AND DEATH BED REQUESTS NO ONE MAKES ARE SIMILAR PART 3 OF 5 “SAYING WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY”

  • BANKRUPTCY AND DEATH BED REQUEST ARE RELATED, BUT HOW?

The decisions that you make about filing bankruptcy, what property to keep and how your life is going to look in the future is going to be determined, in part, by what you are decide to do and what property you decide to try and keep when you file bankruptcy.

  • ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT WHAT OTHERS MAY SAY?

Yes, of course, you are worried about what others may say if you file bankruptcy, give up your home or your car or quit the job you hate or decide to open an ice cream shop instead of going to work at a “REGULAR JOB”.

  • WHAT IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE SIX MONTHS TO LIVE?  DO YOU STILL CARE WHAT OTHERS WILL SAY?

I am always concerned about persons who are worried about what they may lose in a bankruptcy. I hold long meetings with prospective clients over whether it is really worth it to try and keep something. Before you worry about what you are going to lose or keep, ask yourself the following question as if you have just been told by your Doctor that you have six months to live and there is nothing that you can do to live one minute, day or month longer.

  • QUESTION NUMBER 3 DID YOU SAY WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY?

ARE YOU GLAD THAT YOU DID NOT TELL OTHERS THAT YOU LOVED THEM, THAT YOU HAD IDEALS AND BELIEFS, THAT YOU MATTERED OR DID YOU TAKE THE EASY WAY, STAY IN THE BACKGROUND AND NEVER SAY WHAT WAS IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I am going to be really surprised if your answer is yes. Maybe your are one of the lucky ones and you told your friends, family and loved ones how important they were to you. If you knew you died tomorrow, would you want to call anyone and tell them something important?

Did you hold your tongue and not say what you were really thinking at a comment made by some obnoxious no it all? It is not necessary that you got into an argument with the obnoxious know-it-all. Just letting that person know that there are people who do not agree with his opinions might have made you feel better. Could you have made the world a little better just by speaking up?
If your boss is a pain to work for, did you ever try and discuss this with the boss or even with his or her superior? Could you have made work a better place for all of you co-workers?
If you believe in a higher being, did you ever demonstrate that faith outside the church or synagogue so that someone might have been effected by your beliefs? It may be embarrassing to say what you believe, but, do you believe what you say you believe if you are too embarrassed to let someone know what you believe?

ARE YOU GOING TO SAY I AM SO GLAD THAT I NEER SPOKE UP ABOUT THINGS I BELIEVED IN, NEVER TOLD THE ONES I LOVED THAT I LOVED THEM AND TOLD MY FRIENDS HOW MUCH THEY MEANT TO YOU?
WILL ANYONE EVER KNOW ABOUT THE REAL YOU?

The rest of your life begins now.   What you decide to do is going to affect you for the rest of your life.   The minutes, days, hours, weeks, months or years spent keeping or giving up property cannot be recovered.

What are you going to do with your life and your future?  I am pretty sure you only get one life and one future.

About Nathan Davis, Esquire

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Nathan Davis has been practicing law for many years. Mr. Davis has a wide variety of experiences having practiced domestic relations, criminal law, social security law having also practiced collection law in the past. This knowledge is helpful when someone needs to restart their financial life. The practice is now primarily bankruptcy and debtor representation work, but, Mr. Davis continues to also practice real estate law, trusts and estates and a general litigation practice. I believe that the most important part of representation is trying to leave you better off when the case is finished than when you started. Although I will do as my client directs, I will always tell you if I think that you are making a mistake. Bankruptcy is about a "fresh start". If you do not make changes in what you are doing, you will be doing what you are doing now in the future. There is no shame in bankruptcy or other steps that you may take to start your life over. Too often, people worry more about things than about themselves, their family or their future.
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