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W. J. Winterstein Jr.

W. J. Winterstein Jr.

Montgomery and Berks County, Experienced practitioner in Civil matters
  • Bankruptcy, Collections, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

A solo practitioner, I work from a home office in Boyertown, PA, about 30 miles from center-city Philadelphia, and most of my cases are litigated in Philadelphia and Reading courts. With the assistance of local counsel, I also handle matters in Delaware. I have over 30 years experience in both state and federal courts; bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure/workout are a large part of my practice. There isn't much I haven't seen, or done. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL FIRST, as that is my preference, and more reliable for each of us.

Education
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Graduated with honors, 2nd of 208, 1976
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of W.J. Winterstein, Jr.
- Current
Over 30 years experience in bankruptcy reorganizations, out of court workouts, debtor/creditor, civil practice in all state and federal courts in PA, OK, with practice encompassing NJ and DE through local counsel. Admitted to Third Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court, and all lower courts in PA.
Awards
BV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
PA Bar Association
member
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Eastern district of PA Bankruptcy Conference
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I am happy to chat with you about your issues, for no charge, for up to one hour.
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Collections
Foreclosure Defense
Consumer Law
Lemon Law
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can I transfer property to my parents if they filed for bankruptcy?
A: Yes, you can, but be sure that their Order Discharge has been entered and that no appeal has been timely taken from that Order.

Also, ensure that the bankrupts will not inherit, or learn of imminent inheritance, within six months of the discharge.

The Bankruptcy provisions enabling a "claw back" are designed for transfers *out* from a bankrupt, where price paid is less than fair market value.

Confer with experienced counsel in your jurisdiction first, before taking any action.
Q. Am I responsible for my wife's CC liability when she passes? South Carolina
A: You should have no direct legal liability for debts in your wife's name alone, but assuming that you are a beneficiary of her estate, to the extent that there are assets in her name, those estate debts must be paid before you receive any distribution from her estate.

Confer with experienced counsel in South Carolina about your best path going forward.
Q. I am a creditor in a chapter 13 bankruptcy with a 100% repayment plan. When will I start receiving payments?
A: The timing of distributions by the Ch. 13 Trustee rests with that trustee.

Maddening as it can be, I have heard more than one Judge say, "my Trustee". And once was in a case where the Trustee had over $200K of my client's money, held those funds in an IOLTA account (the state enjoys the interest on deposits), and took over a year to make distributions, with the court overruling my Motion to compel payment.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of W.J. Winterstein, Jr.
P.O. Box 285
Boyertown, PA 19512
Telephone: (484) 415-0144
Monday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM - 5 PM
Notice: I work from my home office at this point.
Law Office of W.J. Winterstein, Jr.
PO BOX 285
BOYERTOWN, PA 19512
Telephone: (484) 415-0144
Monday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 10 PM (Today)
Thursday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 10 PM
Sunday: 7 AM - 10 PM