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Blog General June 4, 2019

How Much Does It Cost to File Bankruptcy?

The need to declare bankruptcy often comes at a time when money is tight. What’s even more unfortunate is, the process isn’t free – but how much does it cost to file bankruptcy? You’ll need to pay attorney fees, court fees, and, most likely, credit counseling fees. All these can sometimes bump the total cost […]

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Blog General May 24, 2019

Your Options After Pre Foreclosure

Many people embark on the home buying journey thinking it’s a simple process. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. It’s not everyone who finds a dream home. Then gets a loan, pays the house, moves in, starts repaying the mortgage, and lives happily ever after.

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Blog General May 15, 2019

5 Bankruptcy Terms Explained

There’s no denying that filing bankruptcy is a serious financial measure. It can affect your self-image, your reputation, and your future credit. But, it’s sometimes the only remedy to the situation. We have seen companies like General Motors and United Airlines file bankruptcy and continue business as usual. Individuals take the same path and emerge […]

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Blog General May 6, 2019

All About Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a word that when brought about, will trigger an array of mixed reactions. A multitude of people will view it as a stepping stone to financial ruin. People may opt to file for bankruptcy when faced with a financial crisis. The reason for this would be to get debt waivers. The above falls […]

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Blog General May 2, 2019

Mortgage Modifications and Your Credit: What You Need to Know

At some point in time, we are all faced with financial difficulty. Then we need to make fiscal adjustments to remain afloat. Out of the eighty-plus million homeowners in America, many find themselves in the predicament of not being able to afford their monthly mortgage payments. And feel the only option is to foreclose on […]

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Filing for Bankruptcy in Pennsylvania: The Process

Filing for bankruptcy in Pennsylvania is a fairly straightforward process, but if this is your first time, it can seem a bit overwhelming. To help you gain a better understanding of what to expect, let’s look at each step individually. There are two kinds of bankruptcy for individuals – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Each type […]

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Blog General Legal Advice April 17, 2019

Understanding Your Credit Score When You File for Bankruptcy

Usually, when filing for bankruptcy, you’ve exhausted all other financial options to remain afloat. In terms of being able to pay off your outstanding debt. It may be the smartest thing to do to absolve yourself of having to pay back your lenders. But the downside is what will happen to your credit score, for […]

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Blog General Legal Advice April 10, 2019

Maintaining Home Ownership After Filing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy often comes as a decision that can be quite overwhelming to many people. It’s the last resort for consumers to deal with the debt that they can’t afford. Catching up after falling behind on your mortgage payments can be challenging. The additional late fees, unpaid debt, and the refusal of partial payments can all […]

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Blog General April 3, 2019

Understanding Types of Bankruptcies: Bankruptcy Explained

Bankruptcy is not generally something anyone looks forward to. Although you are no longer in debt, your credit score plummets. In many cases you have to start from scratch. At Bartifay, we offer two different types of bankruptcy services; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Let’s talks about what bankruptcy really is and what it means […]

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What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Loan Modification

A mortgage loan modification is when a lender agrees to restructure the terms of the loan agreement. To make it more manageable and affordable for the borrower. A loan modification is often the last resort and best case scenario for a homeowner who is on the brink of foreclosure. Preparing for the mortgage loan modification […]

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