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Don’t Let These 5 Bankruptcy Myths Lead You Astray

Everyone’s heard of bankruptcy, but you’d be surprised how few people really know about it. As Philadelphia bankruptcy attorneys we hear misconceptions about bankruptcy every day. These myths keep good people from seeking the legal relief they need. That’s why we wanted to take the time to get them all cleared up. Myth #1: Bankruptcy…

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In the News: Boy Scouts May File Bankruptcy

If you’ve been struggling with the moral implications of filing for bankruptcy, struggle no more. After all, the Boy Scouts of America are known, among other things, for being “thrifty, brave, clean, and kind.” Yet even that famous BSA thrift hasn’t stopped them from needing to consider a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Though the organization hasn’t…

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How Hard is It to File Chapter 7?

If you’ve started to consider your bankruptcy options then you might initially be hoping for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After all, you already know most of your debts get discharged entirely at the end of a Chapter 7 case, whereas a Chapter 13 case will require you to make some payments. But if getting all…

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What Is An Emergency Bankruptcy Filing?

An emergency bankruptcy filing is often the last resort of people who wait too long to seek protection. You’d end up having to file one if you are facing immediate foreclosure, eviction, wage garnishment, or repossession. When an attorney files an emergency bankruptcy petition for you they’ll file what’s called a “skeletal petition.” This is…

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Your Bankruptcy Checklist

If you’re thinking about filing for bankruptcy in the near future there are some steps you should take to get prepared. Following this checklist will make the entire process go a lot smoother. Step 1 – Stop taking out new debt. Stop using your credit cards and don’t apply for any more accounts. Spending too…

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End Debt, Save Your Marriage

Financial problems are the number one reason why people get divorced. In fact, some experts even suggest waiting to get married if you are carrying a lot of debt. Obviously not an option if you’re already married, struggling, and in trouble. Why does debt make couples fight? You certainly don’t walk into a financial conversation…

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How to File Chapter 7 With No Money

If you’re contemplating bankruptcy you’re aware court fees and lawyer’s fees are most likely in your future. This concern keeps a lot of people from filing bankruptcy when they should. If you’re afraid bankruptcy will cost more than you can pay, read on. Recognize this form of bankruptcy is already designed for people with low…

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It’s Official: Financial Stress, Physical Health, and Mental Health are Linked

One of the reasons it’s so important to file bankruptcy in a timely fashion is the way debt can impact your physical and mental health. Numerous studies show these two issues can even create a vicious cycle, where one triggers the other. Physical health can enter this cycle, too. In fact, if you’re in debt…

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Will Declaring Bankruptcy Give the Court Access to My Bank Account?

While many people might assume you’re trying to do something wrong when you ask that question, usually it pops up in a bankruptcy case thanks to real, legitimate fears. After all, if a perfect stranger has access to your bank account, they might abuse the power, or do something that keeps you from buying food…

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Why Would I Want to Reaffirm A Debt?

“Reaffirming” a debt is an option you have after completing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It means you’re once again taking on responsibility for that debt, and intend to pay it. This may seem like a loony thing to do when the courts have just released you from all legal obligations to touch the debt ever…

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Will I Be Able to Have Any Fun During A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

What’s your picture of what life looks like when you’re in the middle of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy? If you know a little bit about the Chapter 13 process then you already know you’ll have to live with a trustee-approved budget, and your disposable income will go to paying off your debts for 3 to…

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Holiday Gift Giving and Bankruptcy

Today is the biggest shopping day of the year, and many people will be taking to the street in search of the best deals. But if you’re in bankruptcy or close to filing, holiday gift giving, and receiving, can raise some tough questions. The average American spends $700 on Christmas gifts. The American Research Group…

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How Will My Bankruptcy Impact Co-Signers in New Jersey?

Maybe your mom did it. Or maybe your best friend did. Either way, someone in your life has co-signed for a loan. It’s probably a car loan (50% of them are), but it could be a personal loan, student loan, or credit card, too. Now you’re contemplating bankruptcy. What happens to your co-signer? You should…

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Philadelphia Foreclosure Law Firms – A list of firms that may have sent you correspondence

The foreclosure process is a complex one in Pennsylvania.  It is a process that no one ever intends or desires to go through.  However, the more one knows about the process the better they can navigate the foreclosure maze and increase their chances of keeping their home for years to come.  Generally, an individual or…

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5 Ways Your Life Will Change After Bankruptcy

As bankruptcy attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we often hear from people who are afraid their lives will be devastated after bankruptcy. Their fear of the unknown keeps them from taking advantage of this legal remedy for far too long. In truth, your life is likely to look much better after bankruptcy. The collection…

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