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What Happens if You Don’t Disclose Your Full Income in a Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Case?

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Abby Lee Miller, star of Lifetime’s popular Dance Moms reality TV show, drew unwanted publicity last month after her scheduled February 24 sentencing hearing for bankruptcy fraud was postponed until May by a Pittsburgh federal judge. Miller’s attorneys stated intent to seek probation, while prosecuting attorneys pushed for a sentence which could exceed two years.…

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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Save My Restaurant in Pennsylvania?

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2016 was a rocky year for restaurant chains. The flatbread franchise Cosí – which itself represents about a dozen additional franchises – became the eighth chain to declare bankruptcy by the end of September. During the first months of 2017, Pittsburgh-based Perkins owner Unique Ventures Group filed for Chapter 11, closing nearly 30 locations. Struggling…

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How Do I Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer in Montgomery County?

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If you’ve been thinking about filing for bankruptcy in Montgomery County, you aren’t alone.  In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how common bankruptcy cases are in Montgomery County, where most years, more bankruptcies are filed than any other county in Pennsylvania, except for Philadelphia.  But with so many bankruptcy legal services to…

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What is Bankruptcy Fraud in Pennsylvania?

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Bankruptcy is a complex, multi-stage process, but at its heart, can be boiled down into two critical phases: filing for bankruptcy, which is the process of submitting your legal documentation to the bankruptcy court, and the bankruptcy discharge, which releases the debtor from his or her liability for medical debt, credit card debt, and other…

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Which Debts Cannot Be Discharged by Filing for Bankruptcy in Pennsylvania?

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Bankruptcy has the power to eliminate your liability for various types of debt, including credit card debt, medical debt, and other major sources of debt in households across Pennsylvania.  However, while the bankruptcy discharge is fairly comprehensive, there are several types of debt which bankruptcy cannot eliminate, known as “non-dischargeable” debts.  In this article, our…

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Which Bankruptcy Stops Foreclosure in Philadelphia?

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According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, approximately one in every 200 homes is foreclosed on every year in the United States. In a nation with over 74 million owner-occupied homes (according to U.S. Census data), that means roughly 370,000 houses are foreclosed on each year. That may sound like a high number, but is…

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What Are 3 Alternatives to Bankruptcy in Delaware County?

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If you’re a Delaware County resident who’s been struggling to keep up with credit card bills, medical bills, mortgage payments, or other expenses, you may have thought about filing for bankruptcy.  However, while bankruptcy can be a useful strategy for managing debt, it isn’t always the best solution for every situation.  Depending on your circumstances,…

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Who Can File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Pennsylvania?

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There are two types of bankruptcy for individuals: Chapter 7, which is also called “liquidation” or “straight” bankruptcy, and Chapter 13, a longer process sometimes referred to as a “wage earner’s plan” or “reorganization.”  Because there are major differences between these two forms of consumer bankruptcy – including differences in the way filers’ financial obligations…

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