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How It Started… One Upsolver’s Quest To Discharge Her Student Loans

One Upsolver who is actively in the process of seeking a discharge of her student loans has shared parts of her journey with us. While her incredibly detailed outline will soon be turned into a guide of sorts, we thought it might be helpful to give others an idea of where she started.

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Upsolve is featured on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020!

Today, TIME named Upsolve to its annual Best Inventions of 2020 list!

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📢 Bankruptcy Court Filing Fees Increase on 12/1/2020 📢

As of December 1, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Courts are increasing certain court filing fees.

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Bonus Season?

‘Tis the time of year when some employers pay out bonuses to their employees. If you’re expecting a bonus - congratulations, that’s awesome! But, you probably have some questions on how this impacts your bankruptcy filing, especially if you were planning on filing soon.

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Significant Consumer Bankruptcy Reforms Introduced

On December 9, 2020 Senator Elizabeth Warren and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler introduced the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 to simplify the consumer bankruptcy laws.

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CBRA - The Next Big Reform in Consumer Bankruptcy?

The Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 is the single largest change to the consumer bankruptcy laws in 15 years. Some thoughts from a consumer bankruptcy lawyer.

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New Year, New Bankruptcy Laws? 

The Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 promises to pull the bankruptcy courts into the 21st century, by allowing e-signatures and remote appearances at 341 meetings.

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For tenants, the time for bankruptcy reform is now…

Absent further government action, the ban on evictions is about to expire and - as much as we'd like it to - bankruptcy can't help...

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How Chapter 10 Would Help You Avoid Eviction

The Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 would really help folks who are behind on their rent. Current bankruptcy laws fall short, requiring you to catch up to stay.

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Rent to Own Contracts under CBRA

The Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020 creates a consumer-focused alternative to Section 365 that lays out how a bankruptcy filing impacts a rent-to-own contract.

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Bankruptcy As Pandemic Relief?

According to a February 2, 2021 press release from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office, the Senator and four of his colleagues are introducing legislation aimed to provide bankruptcy relief to medically distressed debtors.

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Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

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