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Student loan debt has long been a cause of great annoyance to personal bankruptcy lawyers. Many of my Charleston area clients struggle with student loan repayment. As I have discussed before in this blog, bankruptcy courts in South Carolina interpret the Bankruptcy Code to limit the circumstance in which you can use bankruptcy to eliminate or reduce student loan debt. Currently, the standard for discharging student loan requires you to show undue hardship and the…
Student loan debt has long been a cause of great annoyance to personal bankruptcy lawyers. Many of my Charleston area clients struggle with student loan repayment. As I have discussed before in this blog, bankruptcy courts in South Carolina interpret the Bankruptcy Code to limit the circumstance in which you can use bankruptcy to eliminate or reduce student loan debt. Currently, the standard for discharging student loan requires you to show undue hardship and the…
We’re seeing more and more situations here in the Charleston area in which people have “tax messes.” Here are some things to keep in mind about tax problems. 1. File your taxes on time. Failure to file is actually a crime. You may need an extension. If you can’t file on time, file for an extension, but don’t just ignore the problem. Keep in mind that getting an extension to file does not mean…
We’re seeing more and more situations here in the Charleston area in which people have “tax messes.” Here are some things to keep in mind about tax problems. 1. File your taxes on time. Failure to file is actually a crime. You may need an extension. If you can’t file on time, file for an extension, but don’t just ignore the problem. Keep in mind that getting an extension to file does not mean…
If you have secured debt and you’re filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan, it’s important to understand what it means to “surrender” property. Treatment of Secured Creditors in Chapter 13 A secured claim is a claim in which the creditor has collateral to secure payment of the debt. Here are some examples: An automobile loan A mortgage loan A home equity loan (which is a type of mortgage) A judgment lien A homeowners association lien…
If you have secured debt and you’re filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan, it’s important to understand what it means to “surrender” property. Treatment of Secured Creditors in Chapter 13 A secured claim is a claim in which the creditor has collateral to secure payment of the debt. Here are some examples: An automobile loan A mortgage loan A home equity loan (which is a type of mortgage) A judgment lien A homeowners association lien…
We’ve been at our current location for five years now, but effective June 13, we’ll be relocating to 103 Grandview Drive, Suite B, in Summerville. We’ve shared space with the Steinberg Law Firm since 2008 and will continue to share space with that firm at the new location. The new space will be larger and more conveniently located. We look forward to many years at the new office and believe our clients will appreciate the…
We’ve been at our current location for five years now, but effective June 13, we’ll be relocating to 103 Grandview Drive, Suite B, in Summerville. We’ve shared space with the Steinberg Law Firm since 2008 and will continue to share space with that firm at the new location. The new space will be larger and more conveniently located. We look forward to many years at the new office and believe our clients will appreciate the…