Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Law

Considering filing bankruptcy in Pennsylvania? You need to understand Pennsylvania bankruptcy law and exemptions.

As on overview we have listed some of the main exemptions, links to the federal courts serving Pennsylvania, and some filing statistics for Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Exemptions

None, property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse.
Homestead


This is just and overview and there is a detailed list of the Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Exemptions.

Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Courts

If you need more information about the Pennsylvania Federal Bankruptcy Courts you can click on the link for your district.

  • Pennsylvania Eastern District
  • Pennsylvania Western District
  • Pennsylvania Middle District

  • Pennsylvania Filing Statistics

    Here are the counties in Pennsylvania with the highest amount of bankruptcy filings.

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 PHILADELPHIA
    2971
    1426
    1544
    2012 ALLEGHENY
    2955
    1961
    990
    2012 BUCKS
    1551
    1032
    515
    2012 MONTGOMERY
    1466
    938
    528

    You can see the information for all counties by visiting the Pennsylvania Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings by county page.

    Here are the most recently available statistics for monthly bankruptcy filings in Pennsylvania.

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    2203
    1329
    873
    2013 May
    2269
    1499
    768
    2013 April
    2370
    1643
    724
    2013 March
    2421
    1608
    811
    2013 February
    2041
    1338
    702
    2013 Janunary
    2020
    1305
    714


    You can see more data by visiting the Pennsylvania Personal Bankruptcy Filing Statistics page.

    If you have question about filing bankruptcy please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or schedule a free consultation with a local attorney.