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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Debt Collection & Repossession issues in Pennsylvania.

  • 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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  • Debt Collection Defense Packet for Pennsylvania

    This packet will prepare forms to assist you in defending yourself in a credit card collection case in Pennsylvania. The forms are appropriate for both Magisterial District Court and the Court of Common Pleas. If you are involved in a case in Magisterial District Court, you will receive a hearing outline with defenses that apply to your case. If you are involved in a case in the Court of Common Pleas, you will prepare an Answer and New Matter outlining your defenses. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
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  • Debt Collection: A Guide for Consumers

    Information from the Federal Trade Commission answering some commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, including a short video on the basics. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
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  • Money Matters - Dealing With Debt

    If you are behind in paying your bills, you can expect to hear from a debt collector. This website from the Federal Trade Commission explains your rights and options when dealing with a debt collector or money problems. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
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  • Repossessions

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on a creditors' right to repossess your property. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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  • Cobradores de Deuda

    As part of it's ongoing effort to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community, the FTC has developed a series of “fotonovelas” in Spanish. In this fotonovela, the main character, Juan, goes to a financial seminar where he learns his rights about dealing with debt collectors. He learns about situations where debt collector’s practices are unfair and illegal. He also learns where to go for information and to file a complaint. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
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  • Magisterial District Courts

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on the operation of Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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