The sheriff just served me with a lawsuit. What happens next?

Many potential clients schedule initial consultations after receiving a summons delivered by the sheriff’s office.  As an Asheville bankruptcy lawyer, I know that the uncertainty surrounding a formal legal action is unwelcome and stressful.  Although a collection lawsuit can be intimidating, many clients can protect their assets and defeat the action by taking the appropriate…

Do I need to file a bankruptcy case?

Filing for bankruptcy protection can be a difficult decision. Many clients I’ve spoken with as an Asheville bankruptcy lawyer tell me that they have tried everything to avoid filing. Though well-intentioned, many consumers who file bankruptcy after struggling for a long time would have gotten a better result had they reached out for professional help…

Even insured face crushing medical debt.

The most expensive place in the world to get sick is the United States. According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the New York Times, 20% of people who own health insurance policies have still had difficulty paying a medical bill within the past year. 53% of people who do not…

What is bankruptcy relief? The bankruptcy bargain explained.

Many potential bankruptcy clients schedule initial consultations because they have felt overwhelmed by debt problems for a long time. Generally, they have tried just about everything they know of to fix their financial issues and call my Asheville bankruptcy law office as a last resort. They’ve been struggling to make minimum payments on credit card…