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How to Be a Rock Star Client

How to Be a Rock Star Client

July 14th, 2016  |  by

Some of my clients are always on my good side. Sometimes clients achieve that status by the grace with which they handle difficult circumstances. Bankruptcy is, by definition, a difficult thing to face. ...
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A Totally Biased Review of the New Bankruptcy Forms

A Totally Biased Review of the New Bankruptcy Forms

March 24th, 2016  |  by

As of December 1, 2015, an entirely new set of official bankruptcy forms became the standard for use by anyone, individual or business, filing for bankruptcy relief.  This is the first major reconfiguration ...
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Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Kids’ Education?

Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Kids’ Education?

April 7th, 2015  |  by

One of the frequent questions I get from my clients concerns their ability to help their kids through college.  They wonder whether filing bankruptcy will limit access to scholarships, grants, or student loans, ...
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Five Things You (And Your Attorney) Should Consider When You Are Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy

Five Things You (And Your Attorney) Should Consider When You Are Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy

March 19th, 2015  |  by

The important things that you should know about filing bankruptcy may not always be the questions that you think to ask.  These are the things your bankruptcy lawyer is thinking about when she ...
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How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

October 5th, 2014  |  by

I talk to people all the time about mortgage modification.  I talk to clients about it, I talk to other lawyers about it, I talk to industry experts about it.  Everyone agrees that ...
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Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

April 4th, 2014  |  by

These are questions I frequently get in my practice, and I'll note up front that the answer to all of them really is "it depends."  It depends on your assets, your debts, and ...
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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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