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Blog Law Legal Advice August 7, 2019

Mortgage Modification: How Laws Are Changing

At the beginning of 2019, there were a lot of changes made to consumer laws. One of these changes included new mortgage modification laws. The amendments in mortgage servicing and loan modifications were made effective April 1st of this year. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Prepaid Rule The general use of prepaid cards is now […]

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Blog General Law Legal Advice March 26, 2019

Top 10 Reasons for Bankruptcy and What You Can Do

Bankruptcy can be a word that people toss around without fully understanding what it means.  An outsider might think that anyone filing for bankruptcy has racked up credit card debt with shopping sprees and vacations.  But there are actually a lot of other situations that can lead people into bankruptcy, sometimes through no fault of […]

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5 Warning Signs That You Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer

  Everyone faces times when money is tight.  But sometimes financial circumstances take a turn beyond “money is tight” and into murkier territory.  When people face a mountain of debt so high that they cannot expect to repay it within a reasonable timeframe, filing bankruptcy becomes an option.  But what is filing for bankruptcy?

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Blog General Law Legal Advice March 18, 2019

How Mortgage Modification Can Affect 2019 Taxes

When you are facing financial difficulties, anything having to do with money can feel overwhelming.  You may come home every day to face past due notices, credit card statements, and other bills you simply cannot pay.  If those notices include late mortgage notices, you may feel even more stressed out. When you are trying to […]

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Blog General Law Legal Advice March 14, 2019

Home Retention Laws in Pennsylvania You Need to Know

Burdensome mortgage payments cause great stress to homeowners and wreak havoc on their finances.  Some homeowners will pretend that nothing is happening, ignoring mortgage due notices and late payment warnings.  Others will do almost anything to hang on to their homes, even if it means skipping payments on other bills. But skipping mortgage payments or […]

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Blog Law October 13, 2018

Finding the Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Pennsylvania

Enough is enough. You’re tired of making excuses to creditors and exhausted from worrying about the situation of bankruptcy. After looking through the many bankruptcy lawyers in Pittsburgh, you may realize you have options. You aren’t the only one who has needed to take a lawyer in order to resolve financial issues. Millions of people […]

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Blog Law October 13, 2018

Short Sale in PA: How Does It Work

If you are considering a short sale in PA, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages before you begin the process.  Here are some tips for distressed homeowners. What is a short sale? Simply put, a real estate “short sale” means that a property is being sold for less than the remaining mortgage balance. […]

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Blog Law Legal Advice October 7, 2018

Home Retention Options: What Happens in a Partial Claim?

F​or families struggling to repay their mortgage, any and all options that offer relief are on the table. We understand that filing for a partial claim, otherwise known as Partial Claim & Notification, or PPC, is a worthwhile home retention choice. If you’re thinking about filing but aren’t sure what the process looks like, what […]

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Blog Law September 24, 2018

Can I Clear an IRS Debt Through Bankruptcy?

Most individuals who file for bankruptcy will be filing chapter 7. Among the many reasons for filing for bankruptcy, IRS debt could be chief among them, with many people struggling to pay their tax debt. Let’s take a look at what types of IRS debts are forgiven and what types are not. But first, let’s […]

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Blog Law September 15, 2018

How To Pick a Bankruptcy Attorney in Pittsburgh

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people file for either Chapter 7 straight bankruptcy or Chapter 13 repayment plan case. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh is no exception, with the Pittsburgh Business Times reporting a sharp increase in the last five years in bankruptcy filings. For most cases, people choose a lawyer to help them through the process. […]

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