When Should You File for Bankruptcy

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You may be thinking, is the middle of a pandemic really the best time to consider taking such a big step? Yes! If you are facing financial struggles the answer is most definitely sooner rather than later.

Sadek and Cooper Chosen as Top Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorneys

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Sadek and Cooper Chosen as Top Philadelphia Bankruptcy Lawyers Sadek & Cooper Law Offices has been recognized by My Fox Philly’s MojoAwards as the top rated bankruptcy law firm in the Philadelphia area. The Mojo competition is conducted weekly, highlighting a different type of business each week. Since the competition for best bankruptcy law firm […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy as a First Option, Not a Last Resort

A recent blog by Steve Rhode of Huff Post was titled “Why a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Should Be Your First Option and Not a Last Resort.”  It discussed the financial benefits of exploring bankruptcy first in order to best address relieving debt.  In Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, those dealing with credit card debt, collection […]

Modification of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan

A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan lasts between 36 and 60 months. During that period of time there are many events that may happen which may diminish or enhance one’s ability to repay their creditors under a Confirmed Chapter 13 repayment plan. Change in circumstances that are cause for a modification of a confirmed bankruptcy […]

Home Purchasing Financial Guidelines

One of the best investments one can make is in their own home. However, for the home to be enjoyable it must be affordable. There is not a single all encompassing test which will determine whether a home is affordable, however, below are some general guidelines to determine affordability prior to purchasing real estate. Guideline […]

FHA Back to Work Mortgage Program

Recently, the Federal Housing Administration moved to relax its guidelines and expedite the waiting period to secure a mortgage for borrowers who “experienced periods of financial difficulty due to extenuating circumstances”. The program exemplifies the FHA’s willingness to help those who have endured a financial situation beyond their control. The program is generally known as […]

Debtor Education/Financial Management Course and Bankruptcy

On or about March 10, 2014 (see below) a blog was written and posted by Brad J. Sadek, Esquire regarding the Credit Counseling Course prerequisite to filing a consumer bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In addition to the Credit Counseling Course, a second and final course is required. The Second Course, Debtor Education, […]

What to expect at a Bankruptcy Hearing

Whether filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, the Petitioner(s) must attend a 341 Meeting of Creditors. Although named the Meeting of Creditors by Statute, it is extremely rare for a creditor to appear at the 341 Meeting. In the event a Creditor does appear, it is usually because they have additional […]

Chapter 7 Repeat Filing

On October 17, 2005, a major change in the bankruptcy law went into effect. The law change specifically referred to as The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA”) changed many aspects of consumer bankruptcy law(s). One of the many implemented changes was the waiting period between a consumer’s bankruptcy discharge in […]

The Omitted Creditor in Bankruptcy?

This blog stems from a Chapter 7 client who asked “What happens if a creditor is not listed?” It is Sadek and Coopers’ common practice that prior to a bankruptcy filing we review a 3 source credit report and collect all bills from our clients to ensure all creditors are listed on a Bankruptcy Petiion. […]