Fighting Inflation with Bankruptcy

September 26, 2023

by Attorney S. Zachary T.  Brock

Inflation can be a formidable force, eroding the purchasing power of money and putting financial strain on households and businesses. When the cost of living rises at an alarming rate, Hoosiers may find it increasingly difficult to meet their financial obligations, manage debts, and preserve their hard-earned assets. During these times of soaring inflation, bankruptcy can serve as a powerful financial tool to help Indiana residents regain control of their finances and chart a course towards a more stable future. Please read below to learn how bankruptcy can be utilized as a strategic solution when inflation poses unprecedented challenges.

  • Shielding from Inflation-Induced Debt Burden:

With high inflation, the value of debts diminishes over time. Bankruptcy can be an effective means of shielding individuals from the burden of inflation-induced debts. Chapter 7 bankruptcy, for instance, allows for the discharge of unsecured debts, such as credit card bills and medical expenses. By erasing these debts, bankruptcy provides a fresh start, unburdening debtors from the weight of mounting obligations that inflation can intensify.

  • Preserving Essential Assets:

Inflation can lead to financial distress, forcing individuals to make tough choices about what assets they can afford to retain. Filing for bankruptcy can help safeguard essential assets from being liquidated to satisfy debts. Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, certain assets may be protected through exemptions, enabling individuals to preserve their homes, vehicles, and other vital possessions while still addressing their financial challenges.

  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy- A Tool for Financial Reprieve:

For those with a steady income but facing inflation-driven financial strain, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a lifeline. This form of bankruptcy allows for the creation of a structured repayment plan, which extends over a period of three to five years. During this time, debtors make affordable monthly payments to address their debts gradually. Chapter 13 provides a feasible way to navigate financial inflation while retaining valuable assets.

  • Automatic Stay- Halting Creditor Actions:

One of the most powerful aspects of bankruptcy is the automatic stay. As soon as bankruptcy is filed, the automatic stay comes into effect, immediately halting all collection actions by creditors. This means that individuals facing wage garnishments, foreclosure, or repossession due to inflation-related financial struggles can find immediate relief through bankruptcy.

  • Credit Recovery Strategies:

It is natural to be concerned about the impact of bankruptcy on one’s credit score. While bankruptcy does have short-term effects on credit, it is essential to recognize that it offers an opportunity for a fresh start. With the guidance of a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney, individuals can devise effective credit recovery strategies to rebuild their credit profiles and regain financial stability over time.


When inflation is soaring, financial distress can take a toll on Hoosiers, making it difficult to meet daily needs and manage debts. In such times, bankruptcy emerges as a powerful financial tool, providing a means to confront inflation-driven financial challenges proactively. By discharging debts, preserving essential assets, and enacting the automatic stay, bankruptcy empowers individuals to regain control of their finances and weather the storm of inflation.

If you are grappling with the effects of inflation on your financial situation, consult a reputable bankruptcy attorney who can assess your unique circumstances and guide you through the bankruptcy process. Remember, bankruptcy is not a sign of failure; rather, it is a strategic tool that can lead to a brighter and more stable financial future in the face of economic uncertainties.

Contact Brock Legal to learn more!

Attorney S. Zachary T. Brock

Brock Legal | Central Indiana & Indianapolis Bankruptcy Lawyer

Attorney S. Zachary T. Brock

Zach empowers individuals faced with financial challenges by providing them with effective solutions and unwavering support in the areas of consumer finance and bankruptcy law.

By actively listening and empathizing with each client, Zach works to gain a deep understanding of every individual or family’s unique circumstances. This helps him tailor his legal strategy to best meet the needs of each client.

“No matter what may be weighing you down financially, Brock Legal is here to help. My mission is to help navigate you through whatever stressful circumstance you may be faced with, by offering unparalleled education and service in the areas of consumer finance and bankruptcy law. Let us show you how our firm can help. Contact Brock Legal today!”