Bankruptcy & Security Clearance in Miami
Insight from an Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer
If you are a member of the United States military or working for defense
contractors, you may wonder if bankruptcy filing will impact your security
clearance. While bankruptcy will not automatically affect your security
clearance, there may be some instances where financial irresponsibility
can jeopardize your standing. That is why it is always important to discuss
your case with a
Miami bankruptcy lawyer before taking any legal action.
With more than 25 years of experience handling cases just like yours, Orshan,
P.A. is equipped to provide the counsel and support you need. We can answer
all of your bankruptcy questions regarding security clearance and ensure
that you put the best foot forward.
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What action will impact security clearance?
The military takes many things into consideration when assessing your security
clearance, including factors such as allegiance to the United States,
foreign influences, criminal conduct, use of information technology, and
financial responsibility. This responsibility is considered living within
your means and satisfying all of your debts. Filing for bankruptcy indicates
that you may be unable to control your impulses. However, there are simply
some cases when unexpected expenses force and individual to consider bankruptcy.
That is why the military will review your case carefully to determine
your clearance level.
Common reasons why security clearance will be affected:
- Maintenance of an excessively lavish lifestyle
- Being unwilling to repay debts
- Failing to file income tax returns
- Irresponsible spending habits
- Debt in connection to gambling, alcoholism, or drug abuse
- Difficulty meeting financial obligations
- Committing illegal acts concerning money
If an unforeseen life event contributed to bankruptcy, such as a medical
emergency, divorce, or the loss of a job, then you may be able to demonstrate
that your debt was not connected to irresponsible actions. This may prevent
your security clearance from being harmed.
How can Orshan, P.A. help me?
Simply having excessive debt can affect you whether or not you are given
certain security clearance. If you are thought to have a serious amount
of creditors or debt collectors after you, it may be seen as irresponsible
and risky to have you privy to confidential information. However, filing
for bankruptcy can be used as a means to take proactive steps, owning
up to your financial problems and working to move forward and away from
When you work with Orshan, P.A., you rest assured knowing that our firm
knows how to protect your best interests. Our Miami bankruptcy lawyer
can make sure that your bankruptcy plan is as efficient as possible, quickly
discharging debts or setting up an effective repayment plan. We also understand
how security clearance is impact by bankruptcy filings and can provide
unique insight for your case.
Don't wait until it's too late! Contact our Miami bankruptcy attorney
to prepare for your financial future and protect your security clearance.