Well, you can!  When a celebrity or famous person files a Bankruptcy case we (Bankruptcy lawyers) hit the Twitter and social media waves, and our Blogs (like this one) with the news, because if a celebrity can do it you certainly should not feel bad about it! Right?!?  We also get good google hits for mentioning their names.  The fact is that what a celebrity does has absolutely no relevance to you and has no bearing on whether you should file a Bankruptcy case or how you should feel about it.  Whether or not you file is based on your own personal situation.  Just like our parents told us that following the leader (or Keeping up with the Kardashians) is not always a good idea, we should not based our important life decisions on what others, especially celebrities, do.  If anyone, including lawyers, else, try to tell you otherwise, use your best judgment and turn your attention to what you need to do for yourself and your family.

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