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Woman with Counselor and AttorneyThis section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Bankruptcy issues in Pennsylvania.
  • Upsolve

    If you need to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may be able to file your bankruptcy through Upsolve. Upsolve is a national non-profit that helps people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at no cost. Upsolve is an online program focused on assisting low-income Americans through Chapter 7 bankruptcy at no cost. Read about whether Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you! Content Detail

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    Upsolve
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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