Consultations are available over video, in person and also over the phone the same day.
Skip to content

The Morality of Bankruptcy

Published December 10, 2011 by Sasser Law Firm

We take our religious piety pretty seriously around here, so when a client expresses dismay over the ethical dilemmas that bankruptcy invites, we listen carefully. The last thing we want to do is shrug off the spiritual components of our clients’ financial decisions. Bankruptcy, at its heart, is about broken financial promises, and even a small child know that we ought not to break our promises. Of course it’s more complicated than this. How could it not be, when bankruptcy firms across the country are staffed with virtuous men and women who teach their children to keep their promises and then come to work and help people file bankruptcy cases all day? I have my own cache of answers to the question of how bankruptcy can be ethical, but thought I would share, instead, an article by David Skeel, a respected bankruptcy professor, scholar, and (most importantly for our purposes) an elder at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. This article originally appeared in Christianity Today.

Associations & Awards

  • Business North Carolina 2022 badge
  • Attorney at Law Magazine, Local Authority Award
  • 2019 Business North Carolina Legal Elite Badge
  • super lawyers logo
  • expertise logo
  • North Carolina Bar Association | Sasser Law Firm
  • Martindale-Hubbell award for high professional achievement at Sasser Law Firm
  • NC Bar Association Legal Specialization | Sasser Law Firm
  • Top Bankruptcy Attorney | Sasser Law Firm
  • American Bankruptcy Institute | Sasser Law Firm
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys | Sasser Law Firm
  • American Board of Certification | Sasser Law Firm
Free Consultation (919) 319-7400

Visit our cary office today

Cary, NC Office