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  • A Guide to Bankruptcy

    An overview of consumer bankruptcy law from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Bankruptcy Basics

    This handbook from the U.S. Courts provides basic information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process. Content Detail

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    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
  • Bankruptcy Basics (Video)

    Nine-part video presentation from the U.S. Courts providing an overview of the basic bankruptcy process. Developed from the Federal Judiciary publication "Bankruptcy Basics." Read More

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    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Bankruptcy - What It Can and What It Can't Do For You

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on bankruptcy, what it can do for you and what it cannot do for you, what different types of bankruptcies to consider, what property can I keep, etc. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • The Discharge in Bankruptcy

    This information from the U.S. Courts' "Bankruptcy Basics" attempts to answer some basic questions about the discharge available to individual debtors. Content Detail

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    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
  • Advantage Credit Counseling/Consumer Credit Counseling (Erie County)

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on free credit counseling services in Erie County. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Approved Credit Counseling Agencies - Full Listing (All States and Territories)

    From the U.S. Trustee Program. Credit counseling agencies listed on this Web page are nonprofit budget and credit counseling agencies approved to provide counseling that individuals must take before they are eligible to file for bankruptcy protection, 11 U.S.C. § 109(h). This listing also includes credit counseling agencies that provide counseling services in languages other than English. Content Detail

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    U.S. Trustee Program
  • Bankruptcy Class - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (Video)

    The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have partnered for over 10 years to provide free legal information to their community. Boyd students, supervised by attorneys, teach the informational classes. This video of their Bankruptcy class, offered in seven continuously running segments, was generously produced by the staff of Vegas PBS. Although some parts of this class discusses Nevada law (particularly the discussion of Exemptions), which does not apply to Pennsylvania residents, the majority of the discussion concerns federal bankruptcy law which applies across the United States. Read More

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    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Bankruptcy Counseling Requirements

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services providing an overview about the credit counseling and debtor education now required in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Bankruptcy Overview (Video)

    This educational video from the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky and Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Kentucky provides an overview of bankruptcy law. This video provides legal information and not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. Read More

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    Legal Aid Network of Kentucky
  • Bankruptcy: What it Really Means : North Penn Legal Services Bankruptcy Clinic Video

    This video from North Penn Legal Services features a question and answer session from a Bankruptcy Clinic held by North Penn Legal Services addressing issues relating to bankruptcy proceedings and the effects of bankruptcy on various types of debts. (41:01) Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Business Entity Bankruptcy

    General information from the Erie County Bar Association about bankruptcy issues for a business entity. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Civil Issues Relating to Bankruptcy (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 6/14/07. This episode features U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Warren Bentz and provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, and recent changes in federal bankruptcy law. (28:14) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Creditor Lawsuits Handbook

    This Handbook from North Penn Legal Services is for people dealing with creditor lawsuits, including information on such suits and common defenses. Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Debt Collection Remedies for Consumers (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 6/21/2008. Vince Brocki, Northwestern Legal Services Resource Developer interviews Andrea Amicangelo, Esq., NWLS Staff Attorney regarding remedies consumers have regarding debt collection efforts, an explanation of secured vs. unsecured debts, how a credit counselor can help, and info on filing bankruptcy. (22:05) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services