Must Hospital Charges Be Reasonable?

Frequently, in my bankruptcy practice, I see people who need Chapter 7 relief because they were overwhelmed with debt after a hospital stay.  A man argued before the North Carolina Supreme Court today that a hospital should have to show why it is necessary to charge more than 24 times what a local pharmacy would…

Bankruptcy is a business decision

Nobody wants to file a bankruptcy case.  For many people who have been struggling, a bankruptcy case represents horror and shame.  They continue to struggle month after month to make ends meet, paying high credit card interest or small payments to collection companies.  Eliminating debt through a bankruptcy filing would immediately change where their money…

Financial Trouble Prevalent in WNC

This story, about how over 20 percent of our population surrounding Asheville is living in poverty, demonstrates the need for people to take action regarding their financial situations.  If not for their own sakes, they should explore options for the sake of their family. All too often, I meet with hard working folks who have…