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Will My Bankruptcy be in the Newspaper?

February 25th, 2012  |  No Comments ››

Written Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Your bankruptcy filing will not appear in your local newspaper. About once a month I get asked about this.  Clients believe that the local newspaper reports bankruptcy filings ... Continue Reading »

Should You Reaffirm Your Mortgage?

October 15th, 2011  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Reaffirmation agreements and the law surrounding can be downright confusing.  In fact, the law on this topic is so bizarre that it reminds me of the ... Continue Reading »

Will the Bankruptcy Trustee Take My Jewelry?

August 25th, 2011  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott "The bankruptcy trustee will sell all your jewelry" isn't an accurate statement about what happens when you file bankruptcy. Over the last few months, I've had a ... Continue Reading »

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Should You Buy a Car Prior to Filing?

April 13th, 2011  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Chapter 13 bankruptcy changed significantly in 2005 with the advent of our new Bankruptcy Code.   As I tell my clients, "Chapter 13 used to be ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy and Your 401(k) Loan

February 12th, 2011  |  3 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott 401(k) loans are treated differently in Chapter 7 bankruptcy than they are in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.   And by "401(k) loans" I mean any deferred compensation ... Continue Reading »

Mortgage Stripping in Bankruptcy

December 18th, 2010  |  7 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Mortgage modification in bankruptcy is a confusing topic.   Some say you can.   Some say you can't. As with most bankruptcy issues, the answer ... Continue Reading »

Filing Bankruptcy: “How Much Debt Do I Need to File?”

August 5th, 2010  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott One of my readers recently asked about how much debt he needed to file bankruptcy.   That's a good question, and I'm asked that frequently. There's no ... Continue Reading »

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