The 10 Most Common Reasons People File for Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is nothing to be ashamed of. Many people find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy through no fault of their own. Bankruptcy can affect any person regardless of age, race, education level, and background. You are not alone – many people have been in your shoes and gotten a fresh start. Here are […]

Understanding the Repossession Laws in Pennsylvania Here at Cibik & Cataldo, we want our clients and those who need answers to their questions, to understand, in layman’s terms, what is going on in their lives. That’s why we work diligently to make what can be quite confusing as understandable as possible. The laws concerning repossession are exceptionally complicated in some […]

Should You Reaffirm Your Mortgage When Filing for Bankruptcy? If you choose to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, one option you may be urged to consider is signing a “reaffirmation” of your obligation to make mortgage payments. You should not make that decision without the advice of your attorney. Each year, about three-quarters of a million Americans, […]

Can filing for bankruptcy take my social security away? A major concern for filing bankruptcy is whether your social security funds can be taken from you.  The good news is that social security benefits are exempt and therefore protected in bankruptcy.   This means you can continue to receive ongoing payments as well as payments you received prior to filing for bankruptcy if […]

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