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Understanding the repayment plan under Chapter 13 bankruptcy

One of the potential advantages that Chapter 13 bankruptcy has over Chapter 7 bankruptcy is that it does not require the debtor to sell off or liquidate all of his assets in order to satisfy his creditors and complete his bankruptcy discharge. Rather, a Pennsylvania debtor who chooses to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to find a fresh financial start may set up a repayment plan that provides his secured and unsecured creditors with payments toward the money they are owed. This post will generally discuss the Chapter 13 repayment plan; readers who would like to learn how they may benefit from Chapter 13 bankruptcy and its various protections are encouraged to speak with their own attorneys. This post is not intended to serve as legal advice.

What information and fees are required with Chapter 7?

For people in Lehighton who are experiencing financial challenges and see no light at the end of the tunnel, Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be a lifeline. However, it is imperative to have a full understanding of how the process works with information and fees that the debtor should know. When filing for Chapter 7, the debtor will file the petition with the court. Along with that, the debtor must provide a schedule of assets and liabilities; a schedule of the income and expenditures; a statement detailing the financial affairs; and a schedule of executory contracts and unexpired leases. The trustee in the case must receive a copy of the most recent tax returns.

Woman faces multiple offenses linked to Pennsylvania DUI

When there are drunk driving charges alleged against a person in Pennsylvania, it will not necessarily be a simple matter of being stopped by law enforcement and facing an arrest for driving under the influence. Often with a drunk driving arrest, there will be other infractions as part of the process that can lead to multiple offenses and the increased harshness of the penalties if there is a conviction. Whether it is a single charge or multiple charges going beyond those confined to a DUI, one of the most important factors in any case is to have legal assistance for negotiation of a possible plea and to formulate a defense if the case goes to trial.

Drunk driving has long-term consequences

New Year's Eve parties throughout the country meant good times for many Americans, including here in Pennsylvania. Whether you went out to a friend's house, attended a concert or spent the night at a bar or nightclub, it isn't uncommon for people to bring in the new year celebrating with alcoholic beverages. And, when it comes to a night of drinking, it is also not uncommon for people to lose track of their sobriety and get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

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