How Can I Stop A Wage Garnishment?

One of the most effective ways a creditor can get paid is through wage garnishment. Generally, a creditor gets a court order which directs an employer to withhold a certain amount of their employee’s pay. The garnishment order is usually a very unpleasant surprise which arrives before payday. If a wage garnishment takes more from…

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Bankruptcy: The Healthy Choice?

“Deciding to file bankruptcy has caused so much stress in my life.” My client said these words the first time we met for an initial consultation. “I’m so sorry you are going through a tough time. I am here to help. Nobody wants to file bankruptcy, and that’s why we should discuss your non-bankruptcy options…

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Should I Take Out a 401k Loan?

Almost everyone I meet with in my Asheville office would like to find a strategy to avoid bankruptcy. I examine their non-bankruptcy options before ever considering a filing. One option is to borrow money against a retirement account in order to pay back debts. The good news for 401k loans is that they are easy…

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What is a Bankruptcy Preference?

A bankruptcy preference is a transfer of an asset shortly before a bankruptcy filing to a specific creditor. These types of transfers result in one creditor being treated more favorably than other creditors. Generally, the trustee will review the 90 days before a bankruptcy petition is filed to determine whether such a transfer should be…

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