Clair M. Stewart
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Attorney at Law
(215) 964-8183
PRACTICE AREAS

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy  

Estate Administration

Estate Planning

Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law can help you eliminate, consolidate or reduce your debt.  We can also file a bankruptcy case for you which will IMMEDIATELY stop all creditor actions including foreclosure sheriff sales, bank account garnishment, repossession, harrassing creditor telephone calls, seizure of assets, IRS levies and lawsuits.  Filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankrutpcy can give you relief from your creditors and the "fresh financial start" that you deserve!  Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law is a bankruptcy attorney with over 18 years of experience helping individuals and families file for protection under the Bankruptcy Code.
Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law is highly skilled in probate cases and this includes litigation in both Orphan's Court and the Register of Wills.  Disputes may arise between family members concerning the appointment of an Administrator and the distribution of Estate assets.  There may also be issues with creditors, beneficiaries, missing or lost heirs and an all too common scenario -  transferring real estate into the names of the heirs when their loved one passed away 2, 10 or 20 years ago.  These are all situations in which we have experience and can represent you effectively.  Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law will guide you through the entire estate adminitration process - be it simple and straight forward or contested and complicated.
Estate Planning is very important and has many benefits because it ensures that your final wishes are carried out as you intend - not how the government chooses.  That’s right! If you do not create a will or a trust, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will determine how your assets are to be distributed - to your intestate heirs!

Clair M. Stewart will listen to and evaluate your estate planning needs and goals and then ensure that your assets and interests are protected in the creation of a proper estate plan.  This may include a Last Will and Testament, Revocable Living Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will or deed transfers..

Consumer Law and Credit Repair

Mortgage Foreclosures 

Guardianship

If you are being sued or threatened with a lawsuit by a collection agency, contact the law office of Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law to protect your money and your rights. We have successfully defended lawsuits against clients from creditors such as, FIA Card Services, Portfolio Recovery, LVNV, Unifund, Capital One, Remit and Worldwide Assets.  Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law represents consumers with inaccurate reporting on their credit reports, credit report disputes, credit repair and debt negotiation and settlements.  We also file claims against creditors and credit bureaus under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and other federal and state consumer protections laws. We defend consumers.  We protect you!
Mortgage foreclosures are rampant during these economic times and we defend homewoners from mortgage foreclosure actions.  Mortgage lenders are required to comply with federal regulations when issuing mortgages to homeowners.

Predatory lenders, however, take advantage of elderly, less-educated and non-English-speaking individuals by offering egregious loan terms that would drain equity and eventually lead to foreclosure on their homes.  Signs of predatory loans include: adjustable interest rates, baloon payments (a large lump sum payment at the end of the mortgage term), pre-payment penalties ( a penalty for paying off your loan early) and high miscellaneous fees.  We defend mortgage foreclosure actions so contact us today  for help.
Legal guardianship in Pennsylvania is a court dependent proceeding in which a guardian is appointed to manage the person and most often, the estate (the finances) of an incapacitated person. A Pennsylvania guardianship can be established over minors, the mentally ill, the developmentally challenged, those who are frail and anyone else the court finds to be unable to properly function in certain areas, which may include handling money, driving a car or making medical decisions. 

Clair M. Stewart, Attorney at Law can help families who need guardianship for their loved ones.