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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Bankruptcy Legal Fees

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Bankruptcy Legal Fees

Many people are afraid to file for bankruptcy because they fear the costs. But filing does not have to represent a financial hardship. It’s just a matter of understanding what you’ll need to pay and when, as well as a matter of understanding how the costs...
How Bankruptcy Affects Utility Bills in Philadelphia

How Bankruptcy Affects Utility Bills in Philadelphia

Some of our clients are having trouble with basic expenses by the time they reach us. This can include having issues with utility bills. Fortunately, bankruptcy is meant as a fresh start. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are also structured in a way...
How Bankruptcy Affects Your Car in Philadelphia

How Bankruptcy Affects Your Car in Philadelphia

Most of our society is car-dependent, so there’s little wonder most of our clients come to us with many concerns about protecting their ability to drive during and after the bankruptcy process. Philadelphia has an extensive public transportation system, but...
New Consumer-Friendly Bankruptcy Rules Take Effect

New Consumer-Friendly Bankruptcy Rules Take Effect

New federal bankruptcy rules may provide some relief if you end up filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  These changes, applied to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, took effect on December 1, 2017, and place new requirements on creditors who wish to protect...
Is It Possible to Discharge Student Loans Through Bankruptcy?

Is It Possible to Discharge Student Loans Through Bankruptcy?

Student loan defaults are on the rise. Payments are often extremely high, and options for debt relief are few. Very few borrowers manage to get their loans discharged through bankruptcy, but it’s not impossible. According to Mic, 39% of student loan borrowers...
What Happens to Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy?

Fear. It’s usually the overriding emotion for anyone contemplating a bankruptcy. And one of the most common fears is the concern that someone who files for bankruptcy won’t be able to function in the modern world. After all, so much depends on our credit...
Are You Waiting Too Long to Seek Bankruptcy Relief?

Are You Waiting Too Long to Seek Bankruptcy Relief?

Sometimes our clients make a big mistake before they ever reach us: waiting far too long to declare bankruptcy. Waiting means your options for debt relief dwindle, and it means exposing yourself to unnecessary pain and stress as you continue to fight your creditors....
What is the Process for a Mortgage Foreclosure in Pennsylvania?

What is the Process for a Mortgage Foreclosure in Pennsylvania?

In our country’s economic climate, it is common for Pennsylvanians to fall behind on financial obligations like paying off college loans, utility bills, and mortgages. Defaulting on mortgage payments is a very serious matter, as no one wants to find themselves...