Hoarding and Bankruptcy

by DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC on October 12, 2010

Individuals sometimes find themselves filing for bankruptcy due to shopping excessively for items they want but do not need. However, some people accumulate these items due to a problem called “hoarding.” Hoarders not only buy items obsessively, but they do not throw them out. They can have rooms full of objects they may never use again. If you have landed in deep credit card debt due to this kind of compulsive shopping, you know that it can be very difficult to recover from.

Signs of Hoarding

In order for someone exhibiting signs of hoarding to get their financial life back on track, treatment may be necessary. Hoarding is a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This mental illness can severely affect a person’s life. Some common signs of hoarding include:

  • Excessively cluttered home
  • Reorganizing without throwing away
  • Keeping stacks of papers
  • Staying at home excessively
  • Attachment to possessions
  • Concern of friends and family

If you or someone you love is showing signs of hoarding, professional help may be available.

If you or a loved one is facing the pressure of extreme debt, filing for bankruptcy may be the right way to move forward. Contact the Milwaukee bankruptcy attorneys of the DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC at 414-377-0518 to learn more about seeking a fresh financial start.


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