By filing Chapter Seven bankruptcy, you can wipe out most of your debt and begin to establish a good credit rating. The most common reasons for filing include severely over-extended credit, marital difficulties, huge medical fees, unemployment, or any massive unexpected expense. You'll then have the opportunity to create a new financial plan and change your approach to budgeting. And, perhaps best of all, Chapter Seven bankruptcy can help prevent creditors from harassing you by phone and mail. If you're considering filing for Chapter Seven bankruptcy, consult an experienced attorney in your area.