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A closer look at the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy

For many companies, filing for bankruptcy is a financial woe that is avoided at all cost. Many companies go to extensive efforts to protect their assets and secure a successful financial future, however there are times when circumstances such as economic downturns, can create situations where filing for bankruptcy is inevitable. When companies in Virginia who find themselves struggling to stay afloat financially begin to consider going bankrupt, it is imperative that they understand the pros and cons of such a serious decision. 

As shared in an article by ksdk.com, Toys R Us is one of the most recent companies to file for bankruptcy. The once-giant in the toy industry has faced several significant financial setbacks, and recently announced its plans to close all of its stores around the nation. While it is still unknown when exactly these closings will take place, the company has announced its preparations for liquidating the remainder of the company. 

According to Business News Daily, there are both positives and negatives of choosing to file for bankruptcy. Some of the disadvantages that companies and individuals will face include the following:

  • They may notice a significant deduction on their credit score. 
  • They may have a more difficult time qualifying for financial assistance in the future. 
  • They may lose property or other assets.

While bankruptcy can have its fair share of negative consequences, it also has some benefits including the ability for people to eliminate debt and to avoid potential backlash from creditors. Under special circumstances, people may be able to maintain all of their assets and property despite having to file for bankruptcy.  

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