Summer lightning across Virginia Beach, torrential down-pours flooding Norfolk, lake-size puddles in the roads of Newport News, rivers of run-off in Chesapeake. What does the unpredictable and extreme summer weather of Hampton Roads have to do with bankruptcy?
Well, very little except to remind of a natural law: life, as in nature, is unpredicatable and even dangerous. Sunny days can turn to rain in the Tidewater area in a matter of minutes.
Such is true of our financial lives. Divorce, illness or job loss can throw a person into bankruptcy in the blink of an eye.
Life is unpredictable and bankruptcy is the safety net our country and lawmakers have provided as a federal right for those who are victims of nature’s or life’s fickeled twists of fates.