A bankruptcy blog containing useful information for anyone considering a Charlotte bankruptcy attorney.

Bankruptcy Requirements In North Carolina

One of the things I enjoy most about practicing bankruptcy law is that most clients have no problem meeting the requirements for filing bankruptcy. When clients realize this, the relief I see on their faces, or hear on the other end of the phone…
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Debt Settlement or Bankruptcy

Many of my conversations with bankruptcy clients begin as discussions about potential debt settlement. Clients have a desire not only to avoid bankruptcy if possible, but also to repay whatever amount of their debt they are able, through debt…
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Spouse?

Generally speaking, your bankruptcy will not affect your spouse. In some instances, on joint debt, your spouse may benefit from the automatic stay in bankruptcy, but otherwise, your spouse will not be affected.Credit ScoreFiling bankruptcy…
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The Costs of Bankruptcy

Any good bankruptcy attorney should make sure to have a conversation with you about bankruptcy costs. As a bankruptcy attorney in Charlotte, I spend a good bit of time each day speaking with individuals trying to decide whether to file bankruptcy.…
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Preferences In Bankruptcy

Prior to filing a bankruptcy, you have to disclose any payments you’ve made to creditors over the last 90 days, totaling over $600.00. The reason for this requirement is that the bankruptcy court wants to be sure one creditor hasn’t received…
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Bankruptcy and Property Transfers

First, it’s important to know that intentionally defrauding your creditors by transferring property can result in the bankruptcy court denying your discharge. That being said, there are many valid reasons and conditions for transferring property—if…
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Missing Payments In Chapter 13

It is not uncommon for clients to miss a Chapter 13 payment for one reason or another. Just because you’re in a bankruptcy doesn’t mean life stops throwing you curve balls. Clients often have vehicle repairs that need to be done, or emergency…
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IRA or Retirement Withdrawals in Bankruptcy

One critical part of qualifying for bankruptcy in Charlotte, North Carolina is disclosing to the court your average income over the past six months, as well as your Current Monthly Income. Many individuals filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13…
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Can I File Bankruptcy in Charlotte, North Carolina?

As a Charlotte bankruptcy attorney, that’s a question I get asked quite often. Charlotte, North Carolina has a divisional federal bankruptcy as part of the Western District of North Carolina. In order to file bankruptcy in the Charlotte, North…
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Elderly Bankruptcy Options

A recent New York Times article regarding elderly bankruptcy makes some important points for those entering their ‘twilight years’ while facing financial difficulty.While there are no special considerations given to the elderly or senior…