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Yes! Upsolve is 100% a legitimate service! We are a small mission-driven team of dedicated individuals, focused on a single goal: Helping low-income Americans struggling with too much debt get a fresh start by filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Written by Attorney Andrea Wimmer.  
Updated July 22, 2020


Yes! Upsolve is 100% a legitimate service! We are a small mission-driven team of dedicated individuals, focused on a single goal: Helping low-income Americans struggling with too much debt get a fresh start by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

We believe that no one should be too broke to get bankruptcy relief and that everyone should have access to the protections the Bankruptcy Code grants all of us.

Founded in 2016, we're proud to have already made a splash by helping low-income Americans discharge more than $100,000,000 as of 2019. We're honored to be recognized for our work by a number of organizations, including the American Bar Association, the New York Times, and the Robin Hood Foundation.

We are passionate about providing the best possible service to our users and both realistic and transparent about our limitations. We do not provide legal advice and carefully screen out those whose interests are better served with the aid of a lawyer. To hear from real people who got their fresh start with Upsolve's help, check out our Fresh Start Diaries.

Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by the federal government through the Legal Services Corporation as well as private charities and institutions across the law, philanthropy, education, and technology. Our service to our users is always free.



About the author
Attorney Andrea Wimmer

Andrea practiced exclusively as debtors’ counsel in consumer chapter 7 and 13 cases for more than 10 years before joining Upsolve, first as a contributing writer and editor and ultimately joining the team full time in August 2019. While in private practice, Andrea handled all ban... read more

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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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