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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.
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    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
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    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
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Bankruptcy Resources.org

    The American Bankruptcy Institute has created BankruptcyResources.org to help those in financial difficulty find out more about bankruptcy. It features a list of common questions and straightforward answers to the questions. Content Detail

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    American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney

    Information from the U.S. Courts for individuals who are thinking about filing for bankruptcy without the assistance of an attorney. Content Detail

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    U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
  • Filing for Bankruptcy: What to Know About Credit Counseling

    If you plan to file for bankruptcy protection, you must get credit counseling from a government-approved organization within 180 days before you file. The Federal Trade Commission provides information on that requirement and how to satisfy it. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • Personal Bankruptcy

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on bankruptcy for individuals and families. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • 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
  • 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