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Suze Orman’s Horrible Advice: Hey, Girlfriend!

March 25th, 2012  |  4 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Senior citizens have problems with debt just like everyone else.  Over the last couple of weeks, I've met with two sweet older ladies to discuss their ... Continue Reading »

7 Deadly Bankruptcy Sins

March 19th, 2012  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott You may think the bankruptcy process consists of dumping information into your bankruptcy lawyer's lap and having all your problems quickly solved. Not so. A successful bankruptcy is ... Continue Reading »

My Bankruptcy Friends (and Acquaintances)

March 5th, 2012  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott As a bankruptcy lawyer, I--surprise, surprise--meet other bankruptcy lawyers.  In fact, I meet other lawyers from all over the country.  I've also come across other lawyer's ... Continue Reading »

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 »

The Genius of the Canadian Bankruptcy System

September 23rd, 2011  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Bankruptcy lawyers spend almost all their time dealing with the law as it is.  After all, we're not members of Congress. But as I deal with our ... Continue Reading »

A Nod to Bankruptcy Lawyer James Moroney

August 1st, 2011  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott James Moroney's bankruptcy site is a "must visit" if you need information about consumer bankruptcy.   The site, consumerbankruptcytutor.com, is a sort of video equivalent of ... Continue Reading »

Meeting Your Bankruptcy Lawyer

July 10th, 2011  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott "Meeting Your Bankruptcy Lawyer."   True, maybe I'll be your bankruptcy lawyer, but I really don't like the title of this post.   It could just ... Continue Reading »

Want to File Bankruptcy? Then NO WHINING!

May 23rd, 2011  |  3 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Filing bankruptcy requires some work.   Sure, you expect the bankruptcy lawyer to work, but there's also some work that the client must do. The straight scoop If ... Continue Reading »

What’s an Asset in Bankruptcy?

May 1st, 2011  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott When you meet with your bankruptcy lawyer, you'll have to fill out a fairly lengthy questionnaire about your finances.   Among other things, you'll need to ... 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 »

The U.S. Trustee (“Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!”)

March 6th, 2011  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott When you go to court for your Chapter 7 bankruptcy hearing in Charleston, you'll likely notice someone sitting over to the right watching the proceedings.   ... 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 with Your Husband: “Stand by Your Man”

December 10th, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Filing bankruptcy when you're married usually means both spouses filing together, but not always. The Bankruptcy Code is clear that even when a married couple files together, ... Continue Reading »

Avoiding Bankruptcy: When Do You Borrow from Relatives?

October 9th, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by Summerville Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Avoiding bankruptcy is a topic I regularly visit with clients.   None of my clients want to file bankruptcy if there's some other viable alternative.   ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy Documents: It’s a Moving Target!

September 20th, 2010  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Filing bankruptcy involves assembling documents for your lawyer--lots of documents.   If you don't know this yet, well, Grasshopper, you have just begun your quest to ... 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 »

Filing Bankruptcy When You’re Married

June 3rd, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Filing bankruptcy is a family decision.   Even with hectic schedules, it's necessary for both the husband and wife meet with me together to discuss ... Continue Reading »

Scarlet Letter of Bankruptcy–A Thing of the Past?

May 16th, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Jay S. Fleischman. Remember the book, The Scarlet Letter?   You know, the one where the woman does something and is marked for the rest of her life ... Continue Reading »

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