Article written by Columbia SC bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone A prospective client usually wants to know if they will be  required to attend bankruptcy  court if they file for bankruptcy. My answer is that percentage wise, only a small number of Debtors attend bankruptcy court for various reasons. The percent is a little higher in…

Article written by Columbia, SC bankruptcy lawyer Daniel Stone For most of my Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy clients, deciding on whether to file or not is a huge question. Most people do not want  to file for a bankruptcy if they do not have to, but unforseen issues such as medical emergencies and unemployment…

Blog written by Columbia, SC bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone I am happy to announce that I was appointed to the 2012 United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina Interest Rate Committee. This is the second time I have been appointed and I am looking forward to working with my fellow bankruptcy colleagues in determining the…

Article written by Columbia, SC bankruptcy lawyer Daniel Stone Most debtors who file for bankruptcy protection in South Carolina are not required to attend bankruptcy court. In fact, I would estimate that only a very small amount of people who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy have to attend Court. The reasons for Chapter 7 clients…

One of the most common questions I have from my bankruptcy clients is when do the collection calls stop after I file bankruptcy. Many of my clients mistakenly believe that the calls will not stop until the bankruptcy court approves their Chapter 13 plan or after they attend the creditors meeting. The true answer is that…

(Note: this post is from a guest writer from Atlanta, GA. Peter Bricks has been a member of the Georgia bar since 2006 and is also a member of the DC bar. If you are looking for a Georgia bankruptcy attorney, click here to see Mr. Brick’s site)   As a primarily NorthernDistrict of Georgia…

Very few of my bankruptcy clients make it through their Chapter 13 bankruptcy with no hiccups such as sickness or loss of employment. In fact some clients have two or three unexpected emergencies during their three to five year Chapter 13. So what can you do if you run into a situation where you are…

The United States Bankruptcy Court in Columbia, SC is located at 1100 Laurel St. Columbia, SC 29201. The Court is at the intersection of Laurel and Assembly. You will recognize the Court because it is a white building. If you have a bankruptcy court appearance, please arrive early because parking can be difficult to find.

I get this question all the time- how does a bankruptcy attorney get paid? It is a good question because you would rightly assume that if someone has to file for bankruptcy, they most likely do not have a lot of money sitting around for filing fees. This is why I try to charge very…

Bankruptcy costs very on a few factors. First, there is the filing fees that are paid to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. For Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, the filing fee is $306.00 and for Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases the filing fee is $281.00. Second, the legal fees for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases in my office range from $1,000-$1,500 for normal,…

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