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Understanding Bankruptcy: Aug. 16, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I pay my taxes by credit card, then file bankruptcy? Credit-card debt is frequently discharged in bankruptcy. Taxes can be paid with a credit card. State and federal governments accept and even encourage such payment. However, a credit-card debt incurred to pay tax is […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 8/9/2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Does bankruptcy have any effect on arrest warrants? Bankruptcy has no effect on criminal arrest warrants. However, there is a stay on civil arrest warrants. When a bankruptcy is filed, the automatic stay arises by operation of law. What that means is that merely by […]

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Aug. 4

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Firefighters Local 22 hosts Beach Party at Keenan’s N. Wildwood, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 4-8 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: Team Trump Brings Its Tune to Philly

BY JOE SHAHEELI The national Republican team came to Philadelphia on Monday. Republicans cheered and donated; Democrats booed and protested. What is not clear is if anything changed as a result. But it is evident that the Republican Party is trying to move the needle in Southeastern Pennsylvania. For the second time since President Donald […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Jul. 26, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Why is your lender making it harder to make your payments? You tried every possible way to avoid it, but you finally decided that you had no choice-you filed a bankruptcy. But you want to continue to pay some creditors, like your house payment and […]

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Brady Bunch a Success

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POLS ON THE STREET: City Dems Show up on the Same Page

BY JOE SHAHEELI  The ruling Democratic Party of Philadelphia emerged from is quadrennial housecleaning in the May primary in good shape.  All signs are that the May primary, which turfed up young winning candidates in several state rep races and yielded new Democratic City Committee ward leaders in 20% of its wards, has refreshed the […]

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History and Section 232: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Amid growing tensions, the process of implementing the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is now moving forward. Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 directs the Secretary of Commerce to submit a report to the president advising whether any article “is being imported to the United States in such quantities […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy: Jun. 14, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Why should I use a bankruptcy attorney? Most of my clients don’t have a lot of money. If they need to file for bankruptcy, they’ve usually gotten ads from “Bankruptcy Petition Preparers.” These folks advertise that they can prepare someone’s bankruptcy papers a whole lot […]

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May 30

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Gearing up for Kindergarten” at Lovett. Mem. Lib., 6945 Germantown Ave., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Help in easing transition. For info: Layla Jones (215) 686-3424.    Send article as PDF   

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