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Can Bankruptcy Clear Medical Debt in Philadelphia?

Can Bankruptcy Clear Medical Debt in Philadelphia?

Medical bills are a source of debt for millions of Americans from all walks of life. However, some cities and states are affected more than others. With Pennsylvania ranking thirteenth in the nation for highest healthcare costs per capita according to the Kaiser...
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...