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Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

April 25th, 2013  |  by

Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a ...
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More Doctors Facing Bankruptcy

More Doctors Facing Bankruptcy

April 8th, 2013  |  by

[caption id="attachment_718" align="alignleft" width="300"] Doctors File Bankruptcy[/caption] Written by Upstate bankruptcy attorney Däna Wilkinson:  If the wrong thing happens at the wrong time, anyone can face bankruptcy.  That includes anyone, even doctors.  And recently, ...
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Help! The Sheriff is Coming to Take My Property!

Help! The Sheriff is Coming to Take My Property!

February 14th, 2013  |  by

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="180"] Woody Guthrie[/caption] “Actually, you probably don't need too much help, but let’s talk for a second”, is what I usually say. I have this telephone or email conversation all the ...
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Creditor Harassment: Be Sure to Preserve Evidence

Creditor Harassment: Be Sure to Preserve Evidence

December 26th, 2012  |  by

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Creditors use harassment as a way to get you to pay. Sure, there are laws against this.  There's the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), a federal ...
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Can I Keep My Home In Bankruptcy?

Can I Keep My Home In Bankruptcy?

December 24th, 2012  |  by

Written by Myrtle Beach Bankruptcy Lawyer, Allen Jeffcoat In my Myrtle Beach bankruptcy practice I often talk to clients who are considering bankruptcy, but who are concerned about losing their home if they file ...
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Appeals Courts: Keeping Social Security In Bankruptcy Can Be Good Faith

Appeals Courts: Keeping Social Security In Bankruptcy Can Be Good Faith

December 5th, 2012  |  by

Two federal courts of appeal hold that Chapter 13 debtors who receive social security benefits do not act in bad faith by failing to contribute that income to their bankruptcy plans. The 2005 bankruptcy law changes ...
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Find Help for Mortgage Modification

Find Help for Mortgage Modification

September 10th, 2012  |  by

Following up my recent post about mortgage help going unclaimed in South Carolina, I wanted to recommend colleague Cathy Moran's post about various options to get help with mortgage modification or mortgage counseling.  ...
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Federal Foreclosure Assistance Goes Unused in South Carolina

Federal Foreclosure Assistance Goes Unused in South Carolina

August 17th, 2012  |  by

[caption id="attachment_617" align="alignleft" width="214"] Uncle Sam has money for you?[/caption] The Hardest Hit Fund was created by the Obama administration in 2010 to help those homeowners struggling with missed payments and foreclosure.  South Carolina ...
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Courageous Response, Not Easy Out

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Courageous Response, Not Easy Out

August 6th, 2012  |  by

This morning I couldn't resist clicking the link on my hometown newspaper's webpage:  Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas' Mom filed for Bankruptcy.   I was glad I did.  Turns out that Mrs. Douglas filed ...
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Fourth Circuit Adopts Economic Unit Definition of Household

Fourth Circuit Adopts Economic Unit Definition of Household

July 23rd, 2012  |  by

By Columbia - Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has decided the means test, the statutory formula for determining disposable income of consumer debtors, must take into ...
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