Bankruptcy and Student Loans, a Brief Overview

The recognized current standard for including student loans in a bankruptcy discharge is broadly defined as a clear showing that the payment of the student loan debt will impose an undue hardship on the Debtor and his or her dependents. To meet this standard the Bankruptcy Courts have implemented the Brunner test. The Brunner test […]

Payday Loans making a comeback in Pennsylvania?

In March, 2010 I posted a blog about the high cost of payday loans, as high as a 426% interest rate. Payday loans are not the first choice of a consumer looking for a short term loan, and are generally sought in the most dire of financial positions. Pay day loans are often used by […]

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. […]

Bankruptcy and Mortgage Modification

Most homeowners who have defaulted on their mortgage have heard the term or tried for a “Modification of Mortgage,” in short a modification. A modification is a change of the terms of the original mortgage agreed to by the lender and borrower. A Mortgage modification is likely to include the following: Reduction in interest rate […]

Foreclosure, Tax Sale and Bankruptcy, Don’t wait

One of the most common reasons one files for personal bankruptcy is to stay mortgage foreclosure. A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, generally speaking, can be used as a repayment plan for mortgage arrears and other costs associated with falling behind on regular monthly mortgage payments, such as, interest, late fees, penalties and taxes. Moreover, once a […]

Steps Prior to Filing for Bankruptcy

Filing bankruptcy is not something people want to do, rather something they have to do for various different reasons. When a person or married couple makes the decision to file for bankruptcy there are a few guidelines they should follow to make the bankruptcy procedure as easy and quick as possible. 1. Consult with an […]

Sadek Law Offices, LLC 2011 Year in Review

As the year 2011 comes to an end I, Brad J. Sadek, managing attorney, would like to extend thanks to our staff of attorneys and paralegals for another successful year.  Further, I would like to extend my gratitude to our clients whom we get the pleasure of providing legal assistance to.  As we enter our […]