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Blog September 11, 2019

Home Retention – What To Do When Bankruptcy is Near

When you’ve decided that filing bankruptcy is the right thing to do regarding your debt, you may still wonder if you’ll be able to keep your home. Considering that your home generally is your most valuable asset, you don’t want to lose it. That’s why it’s imperative to fully understand bankruptcy and come up with […]

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Blog September 4, 2019

Preparing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

It’s never easy to make the decision to file for bankruptcy. If you’ve been experiencing financial hardship and are in debt, Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be right for you. It can help you restructure your debt with a reorganization plan that will fit your budget. To survive bankruptcy you need to understand the process. You […]

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Blog General July 31, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t File for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer 

The mere idea of filing for bankruptcy is one that most people don’t enjoy. However, bankruptcy is often the best choice when facing a difficult financial situation. Considering filing for bankruptcy because you’re facing a financial crisis? You should know that it’s not best to go it alone. You should have a bankruptcy lawyer working […]

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Blog General July 22, 2019

Qualifications for Bankruptcy in Pennsylvania

Whichever types of bankruptcy there may be, there are qualifications for filing. This varies from state to state. In Pennsylvania, there are four guidelines an individual must meet in order to file.  Types of Bankruptcy Guidelines Residency. The individual filing must have been a Pennsylvania resident 91 out of 180 days. If an individual has […]

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Blog General July 17, 2019

Bankruptcy: Expectations vs. Reality

When people hear the word bankruptcy, they think “fresh start”. While they aren’t completely wrong, it’s generally never that simple. Filing for bankruptcy can be very confusing, time-consuming, and expensive. The two types of bankruptcy an individual can file for personal debt with bankruptcy forms are either chapter 7 or chapter 13. If you own […]

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Blog July 9, 2019

A Quick History of Bankruptcy in America

Chapter 7 bankruptcy and bankruptcy, in general, have never been, and never will be, cut and dry. Even in the early 1800s when the government started writing bankruptcy laws, they hit quite a few snags.  Article 1, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution included the first mention of this kind of law. The founding fathers […]

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Blog General June 20, 2019

Wage Garnishments Explained

Simply put, wage garnishment refers to the deduction of money from an employee’s salary or monetary compensation, often as a result of a court order. The deductions are primarily used to resolve any debts owed by the employee. If you are subject to wage garnishment, it’s imperative that you understand your legal rights and how […]

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Blog General June 12, 2019

Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy

Too often, many companies use debt when constructing their capital structure. Perhaps, this is because it has certain merits compared to equity financing. When the debts accumulate, and the business can’t afford to pay back, they choose to file for bankruptcy as an alternative. While some use this as a way to freeze operations completely, […]

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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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