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Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I keep my car if I file bankruptcy?”

Everyone has heard that medical expenses are a major cause of bankruptcy filings, and it makes sense. A sudden medical emergency, especially for those without insurance, can be devastatingly expensive, sometimes costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Another major factor in bankruptcy is job loss. You lose your income, it isn’t a surprise that you lose your ability to keep up with your bills. But what about parking tickets? Surely parking tickets aren’t a contributor to bankruptcy filings. According to some experts in Chicago, they might be.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are the pros and cons of bankruptcy?”

Though many people may not be aware of it, the debt collection industry has exploded in recent years. In the past five to 10 years, creditors have begun selling all their old debt to debt buying firms, usually for two or three cents on the dollar. These firms then use aggressive tactics to pry money from debtors, even in cases where the debts are expired and legal claims can no longer be made to recover the money. The industry has grown to more than $13 billion in size, representing many thousands of claims against many thousands of debtors.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is a bankruptcy discharge ?”

Early this month the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a case that The New York Times reported has the bankruptcy world “on edge” because it could upend the standard practice that ranks lenders, employees and other creditors in order of priority when they try to recover what they are owed after a company files for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Should I file bankruptcy?”

You might be surprised to learn that some countries still have debtors’ prisons. In fact, the United Arab Emirates just announced that its cabinet has approved the final part of a plan to create a bankruptcy law for the country which will help abolish the threat of jail time related to unpaid debts.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are North Carolina’s exemptions?”

In the various stories we discuss on this blog, we frequently include warnings against hiding assets when filing for bankruptcy. One particular case this summer provides an illustration of precisely why doing so can land you in hot water—and prison.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are the pros and cons of bankruptcy?”

An interesting article recently published by Forbes magazine sent out a necessary reminder to its readers: your tax bill probably isn’t going anywhere, even if you file for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?”

Everyone knows that financial problems and marital problems often go hand-in-hand. If you’re suffering from both issues and are considering bankruptcy, you may be confused about the best way to move forward. On the one hand, you could file for bankruptcy jointly, pre-divorce, and get the financial issues dealt with prior to the divorce. On the other, you could wait to turn the page on your relationship before digging into financial trouble. Which approach is best? As is so often the case, it depends on a variety of factors. To learn more, keep reading.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is a small business bankruptcy ?”

Bankruptcy is stressful for anyone who has ever contemplated it. This is even more the case for those who own and operate businesses. Small business owners have to worry about how their financial struggles and potential insolvency could impact not only their personal assets and financial wellbeing, but also how it could impact their ability to earn an income in the future. Small business owners have the added burden of being responsible for the welfare of their employees, something that can heighten an already stressful ordeal.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?”

There have been new developments in the ongoing saga of Curtis James Jackson III’s bankruptcy. Jackson, AKA 50 Cent, filed for bankruptcy last year after revealing that he owed more than $25 million, the vast majority of which is owed to two creditors. The problems began soon thereafter, with the creditors arguing that Jackson was hiding assets and posing for pictures that indicated he was far from broke.

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I get rid of student loans by declaring bankruptcy?”

The Obama administration has put its weight behind a recent proposal calling for changes to be made to bankruptcy rules as they relate to student loans. The plan, proposed by the U.S. Department of Educations, calls for a series of reforms to the student loan system, one of which would ease restrictions on when borrowers would be allowed to bankrupt student loan debt.