Financial protection could reach more people with program that combines free online technology and training.
News Story (Maine)
Edward D. Murphy
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
January 17, 2018
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Upsolve, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP), Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) (Maine)
A new program coming to Maine aims to help low-income people file for bankruptcy and gain a fresh start financially.
The program, called Upsolve, uses an online service to help people gather the information needed to prepare documents for bankruptcy filings, followed by a few hours with a bankruptcy lawyer to review the documents and get the filer ready for a bankruptcy court appearance. Then the filer can submit the documents and start the process of trying to relieve his or her debt burdens.