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Determining Eligibility for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Understanding the Means Test

Bankruptcy is often the best solution to debt problems, but do you know what type of bankruptcy is right for you? For individuals as well as partnerships, corporations and other business entities, Chapter 7 bankruptcy can provide relief. Through Chapter 7, a bankruptcy trustee gathers and sells all the debtor’s nonexempt assets to pay off… Read More »

How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Consumer Debts in Pennsylvania

Deciding to file for bankruptcy is a huge step in repairing credit and rebuilding your finances, but the process can prove daunting. Understanding the filing process makes bankruptcy less stressful and more successful. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy process begins when a debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court where he or she lives or… Read More »

Transferring Property May Be Bankruptcy Fraud in Pennsylvania

Bankruptcy fraud is a serious allegation that can be made against even well-meaning but inexperienced debtors. One of the most common types of bankruptcy fraud is concealing assets to avoid having to forfeit them. During Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor must list all assets and any asset that is nonexempt is liquidated to pay off… Read More »

School Loans Burden Students With Unmanageable Debt

When debt becomes overwhelming, the logical step for many people is to file for bankruptcy to get a handle on debt through reorganization or a fresh start through liquidation. While bankruptcy could be an appropriate option, care should be exercised as there are special rules that apply in bankruptcy to student loans. Unfortunately for students,… Read More »

Don’t Fear The Meeting Of Creditors

If you filed for bankruptcy, you may be worried about a mandatory meeting called the meeting of creditors.  Some people are so afraid of this meeting that they delay filing bankruptcy because of it, lose sleep or make themselves sick over the prospect of the meeting. While you may envision a scene in which you… Read More »