Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY LAWYER IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia, Greenville, Florence
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows you to wipe away most of your unsecured debt and get a fresh start – debt-free. When you file Chapter 7 you do not have to restructure your debt like in some other forms of bankruptcy, instead, it is literally forgiven by your creditors. If you have become overwhelmed with credit card bills and other types of debt, Chapter 7 could give you the chance to reclaim financial stability. Our chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney has the experience and skills to help you achieve this at Stone Law Firm.
Can I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
There are certain qualifications that you must meet in order to file Chapter 7. Some of these qualifications include:
Current Monthly Income – If your income is too high, you may not file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. If your income calculated over the six-month period prior to filing bankruptcy is more than the median income, you may not be eligible to file a Chapter 7 case. This is known as the “Means Test.” Call us to speak with a local bankruptcy attorney for more details. Visit the US Department of Justice’s website to learn more.
Monthly Disposable Income – If you have disposable income every month, the Judge may want you to file Chapter 13, which allows you to restructure your payment plans with your creditors and pay back a portion of your debt over a five-year period.
Recent Bankruptcy Filing – If you filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case within the last eight years and received a Discharge of those debts, you will not be able to file a new Chapter 7 bankruptcy case again until the eight years pass. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy would still be an option if you are experiencing financial struggles, including a car repossession or foreclosure or debt collection.
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Most people who file Chapter 7 do not lose any of their assets because SC state law protects or exempts all of their assets. But if your assets are worth more than the exemptions, you may want to consider Chapter 13 to protect your assets.
COMMON CHAPTER 7 QUESTIONS
We often hear the same questions in our office. The most common Chapter 7 questions we see:
If you want to know the answers to the above questions or you have other Chapter 7 bankruptcy questions, we can do that with a free consultation.
If you feel overwhelmed because of high debt balances and are unable to pay your monthly bills, filing Chapter 7 may be the fresh start that you need. There are requirements you must meet and our South Carolina chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer, Daniel Stone, will be happy to discuss your individual situation with you.
When you hire Stone Law Firm, you can rest easy knowing that the counsel you receive is backed by over 20 years of experience. Every case we take is examined with care and great attention to detail, and we help clients find the solution that works best for their specific situation.
We serve clients all over South Carolina with office locations in Columbia, Florence, Rock Hill, Charleston and Greenville. If you are looking for an experienced chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney in SC, contact us today to learn how we can help you with your debt! Call (803) 389-0408 or request an appointment using our online form.