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Stale Bankruptcy Claims — Are They Illegal?

By Lex Rogerson | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Court to consider if debt collectors are liable for filing claims barred by the statute of limitations. By Lex Rogerson, Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a collection agency that attempts to collect a time-barred debt by…

Bankruptcy Court Adopts Conduit Mortgage Plan

By Lex Rogerson | October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Future mortgage payments to come through the chapter 13 trustee. By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson Many people who file bankruptcy under chapter 13 will now make their future mortgage payments through their trustee, and not directly to the…

Bankruptcy confirmation hearings: what you need to know

By Lex Rogerson | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia-Lexington bankruptcy attorney Lex Rogerson A bankruptcy judge confirms a chapter 13 plan One of the most important stages of a chapter 13 bankruptcy case, the confirmation hearing determines whether the court will give you a chance to reorganize your debts.…

Bankruptcy off limits to “legal” pot grower

By Lex Rogerson | October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Lawyer Lex Rogerson Bankruptcy court holds federal drug law makes marijuana producer ineligible for relief Bankruptcy jurisprudence involves a curious marriage of state and federal law. We got a vivid reminder of that in August when a bankruptcy…

Inherited IRA’s still safe in South Carolina bankruptcies

By Lex Rogerson | July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson State law exemption means Supreme Court decision exposing inherited IRA’s should not impact SC bankruptcy filers The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the federal bankruptcy exemption does not protect an individual retirement account inherited…

Bankruptcy Exemptions Increasing Effective July 1

By Lex Rogerson | June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson Automatic adjustments to South Carolina exemption limits mean better asset protection in bankruptcy court. Columbia residents filing bankruptcy will find their homes, cars, and other assets a little safer on July 1. That’s when the…

A Bankruptcy Attorney’s View of Bankruptcy Litigation

By Lex Rogerson | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson While bankruptcy is primarily a transactional practice, certain issues with creditors or trustees can end up in court. The point is to achieve the client’s goals without litigating. Whether they come from…

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Fees to Increase

By Lex Rogerson | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson For most consumers, the cost of filing bankruptcy under chapter 7 or chapter 13 is going up by $29. For Columbia area residents planning on filing bankruptcy, now is a good time to complete the filing process. …

Bankruptcy and Other Alternatives for Avoiding Foreclosure, Part 2

By Lex Rogerson | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson The SC HELP program can be an excellent way to deal with a delinquent mortgage, but not everyone qualifies, and there may be tax consequences. In this series of articles, we discuss…

Bankruptcy and Other Alternatives for Avoiding Foreclosure, Part 1

By Lex Rogerson | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Columbia – Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson Chapter 13 is one potential way to prevent or stop a foreclosure, but others may be better. As a bankruptcy attorney, I frequently consult with homeowners from all over the midlands — Lexington,…

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