It’s been less than a week since Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all bars and restaurants to provide take-out service only due to the Corona virus crisis. It’s been less than 24 hours since the governor ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close their physical locations. It’s been less than three full days that I have been working from home and it already feels like the calls and emails from people being impacted by these shutdowns are non-stop.
My heart sinks every time I see an email pop up from one of my clients that are in a Chapter 13 debt repayment plan. They are asking what help I can provide because they don’t know how they are going to make their payments moving forward due to their hours being reduced or to being laid off from their job. I sigh every time I see a message from a potential new client who needs to now consider filing for bankruptcy as this loss in income is the final straw for their finances.
I want you to know that we are here. While we have altered our procedures to protect our employees and clients, we are fully operational. If you are in a bankruptcy and are worried about how your case will be impacted, contact your attorney or paralegal. They are here to help and will look at what changes can be made to your bankruptcy to ease your financial burden during this difficult time.
If you think that you may need to file for bankruptcy, call us at 412-391-8000 or fill out a Contact Us request. You will get to speak to one of our attorneys about the options that are available to assist you during this crisis.
In a time when we can control very little about our lives, and when stress is very high, your debt is one stressful part of your life that you can control. We are here to help you with your financial problems just like we have been the past 35 years.