Leslie Powell, a 40-year-old mother of two, told the Washington Post how her life unraveled over a period of months: She lost her job, then her home and was about to lose her car when went for help.
"In December, she turned to attorney Hong Park at Legal Aid Bureau in Maryland and declared Chapter 13 bankruptcy," today's article continued. "She opted for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which forces consumers to repay debts but allows them to keep certain assets, because it would keep her car from getting repossessed. Her attorney was able to negotiate a five-year repayment plan of her debts. She has since moved into her own place in Greenbelt."
"You feel like you're starting over again," she said. "You don't have the stress of people calling you all the time, of not sleeping, of hating to go to your mailbox."
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