Increased cost of living can make it impossible to make ends meet. We’ve all seen the headlines about inflation and felt the pain at the pump, the grocery store, and so on. Prices for a wide variety of goods and services have increased, and salaries haven’t kept up with those increased costs. For hardworking people…Read More
Can Bankruptcy Improve Your Health?
A financial reset can affect your entire life If you’re dealing with overwhelming debt, then you almost certainly know that it’s not just a financial problem. Having debt hanging over your head can affect every aspect of your life. One recent poll found that a whopping 73% of Americans rank finances as a cause of…Read More
Is it Better to File Bankruptcy Before or After Divorce?
The short answer: “It depends.” Debt can take over every aspect of your life. So can the end of your marriage. Dealing with divorce and bankruptcy together is an incredibly difficult process, and it’s natural to feel lost, confused, and overwhelmed. The first thing to understand is that you are not alone. Financial issues are one…Read More
Can I Lose My Retirement Accounts in Bankruptcy?
You may have worked hard for years or decades to pay into your 401(k), IRA, or other retirement accounts. What will happen to those accounts if you file for bankruptcy? Fortunately, for most debtors, the answer is “nothing.” While it varies depending on the type of retirement account and the surrounding circumstances, retirement assets are…Read More
Breaking Down the Top Bankruptcy Myths
Make sure you understand your right to a financial reset. For many Americans who struggle with debt, bankruptcy is the way out. Unfortunately, a lot of people who could benefit from bankruptcy may be held back by certain myths and misconceptions about the process. Our bankruptcy attorneys have extensive experience guiding South Carolina debtors through…Read More
How Emergency Bankruptcy to Stop Foreclosure Works in South Carolina
Bankruptcy can protect your home, but you have to act quickly If you’re behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure, you’re not quite out of options. Filing for bankruptcy can stop the foreclosure, at least temporarily, buying you more time to sort out the situation by catching up on your payments or applying for a…Read More
What to Expect in a 341 Meeting
We can guide you through the bankruptcy process One mandatory part of the process of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is attending a “meeting of creditors,” usually 4-6 weeks after you file. This step is required by section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, so it’s commonly called a 341 meeting in the…Read More
Can Bankruptcy Help Me Get My Car Back After Repossession?
Act fast to protect your independence during collection actions One of the most immediate questions we hear from South Carolina debtors is, “can I get my car back?” Your car isn’t just a car; it may be essential to your ability to do your job and meet other personal and professional responsibilities. How will you…Read More
How Do You Pass the Means Test for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Find out whether you’re eligible for Chapter 7 Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as liquidation bankruptcy or straight bankruptcy, is intended to give a fresh start to people with overwhelming debt. As such, a key part of the bankruptcy process is determining whether you really need it or whether you can afford to pay off…Read More
What Types of Debt Aren’t Discharged in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Make sure you understand how bankruptcy will affect your future. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is intended to serve as a financial reset, and it works very well for most people struggling with credit card debt, personal loans, medical debt, and other types of unsecured debt. However, some types of debt — most infamously, student loans —…Read More