Every year, thousands of Americans file for bankruptcy to achieve a fresh start with their finances. If you have little income and significant debt, you could be eligible for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. At the end of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court will effectively eliminate most of your unsecured debts. Not everyone qualifies for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, however. Those who do not qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can apply for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. 

Filing for bankruptcy is a tedious process, so we’ll walk you through the basics. We offer a free consultation for anyone considering bankruptcy where we will discuss your finances, debts, and goals. For some, bankruptcy may not be the best option. For others, you may need assistance learning which type of bankruptcy between Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 makes the most sense for your financial situation.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many Americans have been struggling to pay their mortgages and other bills. When a property has unpaid debts associated with it, the city of Philadelphia can sell the property in a Sheriff's sale, which is a type of auction. The money that comes from the sale goes to pay for the unpaid debt, such as delinquent property taxes for other municipal liens. The goal of a Sheriff's sale in Philadelphia is to recover enough money to clear the debt and liens on the property, so the new owner owns the title free and clear. What happens when a home does not sell after a sheriff's auction?

One of the questions new clients frequently ask us is whether they can be denied a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. There are two main ways that you can be denied a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Philadelphia. First, you may not meet the eligibility requirements to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If your secured and unsecured debt exceeds certain amounts, the bankruptcy court will not take your case. Second, you could be denied during the bankruptcy proceedings due to fraud or other issues that arise.

Healthcare costs are soaring, and many Americans do not have adequate health insurance coverage. As a result, medical debt is on the rise. A recent study showed that 41% of all working-age Americans — 72 million people — have medical debt problems or are currently paying off medical debt. Additionally, seven million elderly adults also have medical debt. In total, 79 million Americans struggle to pay off medical debt. 
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