insolvency law

How Much Will My Chapter 13 Payments Be?

July 29th, 2012  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Once we decide a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is in your best interest, the next question you'll probably ask is, "how much will my Chapter 13 payment ... Continue Reading »

Exemptions in Bankruptcy

June 18th, 2012  |  2 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott When people starting thinking of bankruptcy, they wonder about whether their property will be taken.  "Will they take my house? Will they take my car?" they ... 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 »

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 »

Life After Bankruptcy: The Mary Norton Story

November 6th, 2011  |  3 Comments ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Bankruptcy is about new beginnings.  It's about fixing problems plaguing your financial life. But what happens next?  How can you make sure your life improves and stays ... 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 »

Bankruptcy and Your Credit Score

May 30th, 2011  |  1 Comment ››

Written by Charleston Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott This isn't the first time I've written on bankruptcy and its effect on your credit score.   In "How Long Will Bankruptcy Screw Up My Credit," ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Rules on Student Loan Discharge

September 5th, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Guest Post Written by Brandon Moreno of the Utah Bankruptcy Hotline The South Carolina Bankruptcy Court recently issued an opinion clarifying the circumstances in which it is possible to obtain a discharge ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers: Should You Hire One?

June 20th, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Guest Post by Northern Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer, Paul Slough There's no shortage of exploitative "get out of debt" offers.  One area ripe with abuse is the arena of non-attorneys who prepare bankruptcy papers. ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy Experiences #3

June 8th, 2010  |  No Comments ››

Written by South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer, Russell A. DeMott Many of my recent bankruptcy filings are due to what I call "real estate meltdown."   The decline in the real estate market was inconceivable ... Continue Reading »

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