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How to Stop a Sheriff’s Sale in Pennsylvania

How to Stop a Sheriff’s Sale in Pennsylvania

If a Pennsylvania homeowner misses multiple mortgage payments, a public auction known as a “sheriff sale” or “sheriff’s sale” may result. If a sheriff sale occurs, there is a risk that the homeowner will lose valuable belongings, potentially including his or her...
Can You File Bankruptcy on Back Taxes in Pennsylvania?

Can You File Bankruptcy on Back Taxes in Pennsylvania?

One of the goals of filing for bankruptcy is to get debt relief. Bankruptcy can help you accomplish this goal by eliminating your liability for various debts. Debts that belong in this category are called “dischargeable debts.” There are some situations where...
How to Utilize the Federal Homestead Exemption in Pennsylvania

How to Utilize the Federal Homestead Exemption in Pennsylvania

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Pennsylvania, a trustee may sell some of your property in order to repay your creditors. However, you may keep certain property by using protections called “bankruptcy exemptions.” Pennsylvanians have two options when it comes...
What is a Proof of Claim in Philadelphia Bankruptcy Court?

What is a Proof of Claim in Philadelphia Bankruptcy Court?

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor proposes a three- to five-year reorganization plan which creates terms for monthly payments on secured, priority, and unsecured debts, generally in that order. Creditors are repaid in full or in part, and in return, the debtor gets...
When Can a Mortgage Company Start Foreclosure in Philadelphia?

When Can a Mortgage Company Start Foreclosure in Philadelphia?

Any major U.S. city has its fair share of foreclosures, but in Philadelphia, the number is higher than average. According to a June 2015 Philadelphia Business Journal report compiled using data from real estate company RealtyTrac, “Greater Philadelphia’s foreclosure...