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Am I guaranteed a discharge with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Since personal bankruptcy is a strategy for debtors to clear their debt, there is often a sense of disbelief that it is possible. After all the stress and worry that comes with accumulating debt and being unable to pay it, it can be difficult to envision Chapter 7 clearing the debt. Pennsylvania residents who are considering Chapter 7 should be aware of the possibility that the discharge could face an objection and work to mitigate that possibility.

Retaining secured property after Chapter 7

A concern that many Pittsburgh residents have when they file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is what will happen to their property. Worrying that certain properties like a home or a motor vehicle will be repossessed is natural. There are some cases when a secured creditor can seize property from an underlying debt after the discharge. In such an instance, the debtor has the right to reaffirm the debt, pay what is owed and retain it. It is important for people who are confronted by this circumstance to understand how it works.

Former NBA player files for personal bankruptcy

Financial problems tend to sneak up on people. They have the tendency of impacting individuals in a big way, and some residents in Pennsylvania are completely overwhelmed by the situation. Thus, individuals suffering from debt problems often seek out ways to address or resolve them. While many think that average individuals and families more often experience this situation, it is a situation that could impact people of all incomes and wealth. Therefore, filing for personal bankruptcy is an option that could be very resourceful for all.

Is it possible to write off credit card debt?

Many Pennsylvania residents own at least one credit card. While these devices can be useful, they can also be the cause of financial hardships. Life can bring unexpected challenges, and some individuals rely on credit cards to address bills they cannot pay, such as medical bills. Although some consumers can overcome these uses of credit cards, others might find themselves in overwhelming debt. In these situations, individuals are left deciding how to move forward and address their debts.

Yes, student loans can sometimes be discharged in bankruptcy

You've heard over and over again that there is no way to discharge your student loans, but that isn't really the case. In some situations, student loans can be discharged, or you can find ways to manage them more appropriately.

Common myths about filing for personal bankruptcy

Coming to terms with your financial problems is one thing, but actually taking action to address them is another. While many Pennsylvanians seek to resolve their debt problems, others are deterred from real solutions due to common misconceptions and myths about the bankruptcy process.

Helping you navigate the personal bankruptcy process

Dealing with financial problems is a difficult reality to face; nonetheless, many residents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere seek ways to not only address these personal financial dilemmas but also resolve them. Although it is difficult to admit that filing for bankruptcy is the best route to take, many individuals and families find it to be the best path to take and the most beneficial options for a fresh financial start.

Under what circumstances can a court deny a discharge of debts?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a legal tool that Pennsylvanians may use to eliminate their outstanding and unmanageable debts. Though it requires a filing party to sell off or liquidate much of their wealth in order to pay off their creditors, there are exemptions that the filer may utilize to protect some of their most important property.

Bankruptcy is a tool for dealing with debt problems

Dealing with debt problems can be isolating. It can be a heavy burden for a Warrendale resident to carry, especially when his debt issues prevent him from caring for his loved ones and moving his life forward. Debt comes in all shapes and forms, but often individuals find themselves facing financial struggles when they incur heavy medical bills, unmanageable mortgage payments and significant credit card debt.

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