Happy Thanksgiving!

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It comes at a good time and it gets me to reflect on friends and family and the things that are going well. Sure, the food is good too, and it’s fun to get together with folks, but what I appreciate is the time to reflect. So, what does this have to do with bankruptcy … Read More

Three Tips in Getting Student Loan Relief

As a Pittsburgh bankruptcy lawyer, I get a lot of calls from young people with significant student loan debt. I often hear from folks with over $100,000 in student loans. After reading a blog post this evening in The Atlantic about the prospect of “settling” defaulted student loan debt, here are my three ideas. 1) if you’ve defaulted on a … Read More

What can Donald Trump teach you about filing bankruptcy?

If you’re considering a bankruptcy filing, you’ve probably heard about Donald Trump filing a bankruptcy case as well. He’s actually filed four cases, in 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009. But, they’ve all been corporate cases. He’s never filed for personal bankruptcy. His New Jersey casinos and hotels had taken on too much debt, and as a result, his corporation, Trump … Read More

You’re in Debt–what are your non-bankruptcy alternatives?

My hat goes off to you for just acknowledging that you’ve got to do something about your debts. Obviously, it’s a bad situation to be in, so here are your alternatives for getting out of it. If you don’t do anything though, then you’re likely to get sued if you default on a credit card. And that will damage your … Read More