Columbia article written by bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone The bankruptcy court in Columbia, SC is located at 1100 Laurel St. Columbia, SC 29201. The Trustee hearing is located at the Strom Thurmond Building, 1835 Assembly St. Columbia, SC 29201. The bankruptcy court is a white building at the intersection of Assembly and Laurel St.

Bankruptcy Court article written by Columbia, SC bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone In South Carolina, we have three federal  bankruptcy judges – Chief Judge David R. Duncan, the Honorable Judge John E. Waites, and the Honorable Judge Helen Elizabeth Burris. The three judges are spread out over three bankruptcy courts that cover Columbia, Spartanburg, and Charleston,…

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…

Chapter 13 article written by Columbia, SC bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone There are usually two reasons why Chapter 13 bankruptcy plans do not work – failure to pay or failure to submit a required a document such as a tax return to the Chapter 13 trustee. This blog is about ways in which you the…

Many of my clients come to my office due to a creditors’ efforts to collect on their debt. Let’s take a brief look at some of the ways creditors can collect on their debts in South Carolina. First, lets examine some basic guidelines that apply to collections for South Carolina. The first guideline is that…

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…

Most of my Chapter 7 bankruptcy clients never set foot in bankruptcy court. They do attend a creditors meeting called a 341 hearing at the Strom Thurmond building in Columbia, SC. At the hearing is the chapter 7 trustee, other debtors and debtors attorneys, and in some cases-creditors. In a small percentage of my cases,…

What is a 341 Trustee hearing like?   For most people who file for bankruptcy, they never actually have to appear before a bankruptcy judge. The reason for this is that most issues are settled or resolved without having to go to bankruptcy court. However, all Debtors have to attend one 341 (Trustee) hearing. Here is…

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