Divorce and Debt? Time to Call Us

divorce and debt

Life can be incredibly hard. And cruel. It can throw things at you faster than your ability to fend them off. Like having to deal with difficult finances and a failing marriage at the same time. Both consume you, day and night, while you are walking down the street, eating lunch, in between phone calls, sitting at your desk, or trying to get to sleep at night. Either one of these problems is enough to ruin your day, week, month, or year. Together, they can seem insurmountable.

How Can Steidl and Steinberg Help? 

We are not divorce attorneys or marriage counselors, but we can talk to you about your debt situation and, in many cases, what would be the impact on your situation if you separate or get a divorce.

When is the best time to contact us and seek an appointment? If you are thinking about these things, then the time is now. Really. Occasionally, people in your situation do get a hold of us, but do so after they have taken an action that might leave them worse off than if they would have met with us before they took that action.

No problem here, you say. My spouse and I have already agreed on the terms for how we are splitting the assets and the debts. And the divorce action has already been filed with the Court, and we have already signed our agreements. Good for you to have worked this out, but just because you and your spouse have worked this out doesn’t mean that you can waltz right into Bankruptcy Court and expect that the Court is going to agree with what you did. In limited, but significant cases, they can take what you did with your assets and debts and turn the agreement on its ear. That is, if agreements have ears.

Just because you and your spouse have agreed on how to divide the bills doesn’t mean that your creditors, those to whom you owe money, have agreed or will agree. In fact, they don’t particularly care what you have agreed to. They will continue to hold responsible for the bills the person who is named on the debt in their records.

So, if you’re thinking about your bills and maybe a separation or divorce, this would be a good time to contact Steidl & Steinberg by email or phone.

Shell to Build Cracker Plant in Beaver County

Shell Cracker Plant Beaver County


Finally, after four long years of waiting, Shell announced that it will build its ethane cracker plant
on the former Horsehead site in Potter Township. Even though Shell has been preparing the site and
changing the landscape along 376 for years, Shell just confirmed today that the plant will definitely be
built. It is an announcement that has the political and business leaders of Beaver County very excited.

Revitalizing Beaver County’s Economy

I was born and raised in Beaver County. While I am too young to have seen the fall of the steel industry in the ‘70s, I’ve seen the aftermath my whole life. I grew up driving past abandoned steel mills and hearing stories about how vibrant the county was in earlier decades when those plants, and the businesses that served them, kept the county well supplied with good jobs. I am old enough to remember the devastation to the local economy when U.S. Air abandoned Pittsburgh as a hub. I am glad that the cracker plant finally gives us reason to believe that the economy will improve.

The cracker plant will cost approximately $2 billion to build, will require approximately 6,000 construction workers and will employ about 600 people once the plant is up and running. All of those workers will need places to eat, live and shop. Therefore, the plant will create more jobs than just the 600 it will take to run it. Also, Shell will have to pay real estate taxes on a plant that cost $2 billion to build, which will be a wonderful boost to the tax base.

A huge project such as the Shell cracker plant has the potential to have a huge impact on the Beaver County economy. After all of the economic woes the county has been through and all of the work it took to woo Shell to build here, it is such a relief to find out that the project will move forward. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a revitalization of Beaver County.