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Helping Debtors in Pennsylvania Recover Financial Stability

Contrary to what creditors might want you to believe, there is no shame in filing for bankruptcy. Thousands of Americans from all walks of life have used this method of legal protection to get a financial fresh start. In reality, bankruptcy is a proactive process designed to recognize and resolve overwhelming debt.

If you are unable to pay your debts, you are not alone! The experienced bankruptcy lawyers at Dethlefs, Pykosh & Murphy Law are here to help. For nearly a decade, our team has been assisting individuals overwhelmed with financial obligations.

Contact us today to learn how we may assist you!

Defense Against Foreclosure & Creditor Abuse

If you have received a notice of foreclosure, the time to act is now! Filing for bankruptcy may be able to protect your home, and it must be done before a foreclosure sale. Petitioning for bankruptcy puts an immediate legal standstill to collection agency harassment.

As skilled bankruptcy attorneys, we can inform you of your state and federal consumer rights and assertively protect them in court, if necessary. Credit counseling services may not be fully aware of all your rights, nor are they usually qualified to legally defend them.

Call Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy today to schedule a free case consultation. We can help you move toward a brighter future!


Facing Debt Due to a Job Loss, Medical Condition, or Overextended Credit Cards?

Our attorneys recognize that there are numerous reasons why our clients might be drowning in a sea of bills and invoices. Whatever the cause, the resulting financial turmoil can be incredibly frightening and devastating.

At Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy, we don’t dwell on the circumstances that brought you to us. Instead, we are focused on employing the measures you need to get you legally out of unsecured debt. Our insightful bankruptcy lawyers can help you decipher and then implement the method of bankruptcy that would best suit your situation

Chapter 7

Whether you are drowning in credit card debt, behind on your mortgage, or overwhelmed by medical bills or the results of a disaster (fire, flood, or storm), bankruptcy may be the answer that will successfully see you through to the end of the tunnel. Read More

Chapter 11

Commonly referred to as rehabilitation bankruptcy, Chapter 11 allows businesses to restructure their debt and remain operative throughout the process. Individuals whose debts are too high or complex for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 protection may also be able to petition for Chapter 11 protection. Read More

Chapter 13

Are you considering filing for bankruptcy? There are various chapters of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code under which you may qualify to file bankruptcy. Having an attorney on your side can help determine which chapter is right for your unique situation, since each has its pros and cons. Read More

Debt Collection Abuse

Consumer Rights laws control what debt collectors can do and say in their attempt to collect. We can advise you of your rights under the law; we can teach you what creditors may and may not do and how you can most effectively respond. When they step over the line, we can help you assert your rights to freedom from debt collection abuse in court. Read More

Small Business Bankruptcy

In this tough economic climate, there are a lot of small businesses struggling just to survive the lingering effects of the recession. Sometimes, bankruptcy can help to alleviate financial stresses on a business; other times, financial problems can be handled outside of bankruptcy. If you choose to file for bankruptcy in Harrisburg, York, or Chambersburg, it does not necessarily mean your company must go out of business. Read More


It is a frightening thing to risk losing your home due to financial circumstances beyond your control. An experienced Harrisburg foreclosure attorney may offer the ray of hope that you need. Take the necessary positive action to save your home from foreclosure. Read More

Free Consultation with a Bankruptcy Attorney in Harrisburg, PA!

At Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy, we understand many people hesitate to hire a bankruptcy attorney because they fear they can’t afford the fees involved.

Our compassionate bankruptcy team does not believe in charging extra for services that should be included in a standard bankruptcy case. We offer flat-fee rates and payment plans with no hidden costs so you will know ahead of time what your case will cost.

For bankruptcy cases in Pennsylvania, fees are monitored by the courts and our rates are very competitive. If we file a consumer suit to hold a credit agency liable for their illegal collection tactics, we do not collect a fee unless we attain a financial recovery on your behalf.

Overwhelming debt will not disappear on its own. Take the steps you need to get on the path to financial recovery. We understand the road may seem challenging, but our lawyers are here to help you every step of the way.