Tonight at 7 on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal presents "Consumer Bankruptcy — How New Laws and the Great Recession Changed the Practice Forever." Joining host Christopher Naughton are debtor’s attorney George M. Lutz of Case, DiGiamberardino & Lutz, creditor’s counsel Brian H. Smith of Lamm Rubenstone and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Richard E. Fehling of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The panel examines the aftermath of 2005′s controversial Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act crashing headlong into the Great Recession of 2008.

"There was a time that banks rarely considered renegotiating a mortgage," Smith said, "but in the last several years, you are seeing more of that."

The program airs tonight at 7 and replays at 5:30 p.m. Sunday preceding WFMZ-TV news. The show is available for viewing on as well as YouTube.

View WFMZ-HD over the air and on all cable and satellite systems; see FiOS system subscribers, tune to channel 15.

Next week on The American Law Journal: "Joint Legal Custody: Dealing With the Difficult Ex." •