When I was in college my close friend Robert used to jokingly tell that he was bankrupt on the 15th of every month. It was a joke but in real sense bankruptcy really hurts. It can really take you to a debt hole from which it is really difficult to come out. Hence it is better to avoid becoming bankruptcy. Some ways which can help are:
Sell some valuables – It is hard to part with things you are used to have in home. However some things are there which can fetch you cash and help you out of your current debt situation. the cash you will muster thus will help you climb out of the debt dump.
Get credit counseling – In the state of burdening debt you mind cannot think clearly. Seek out counseling from experts. They will suggest ways out of the current situation where you can avoid bankruptcy.
Help from Family – You will always get help from family. Family will always stand by you in trouble and help you. The first place to go when you are facing bankruptcy is family.
Talk to Creditors – Talk to the creditors and get your debt settled by paying a lump sum. The best way to avoid bankruptcy and also to get some relief on interest charged. The creditors will rather have some money from you than not having anything when you are declared bankrupt.