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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Payments & COVID-19

Published March 16, 2020 by Sasser Law Firm
When COVID-19 Interferes with a Chapter 13 Debtor’s Ability to Make Plan Payments

Already many Americans are feeling the economic impact of COVID -19. This includes persons working in the foodservice and travel industries. School shut-downs may also have a negative impact as workers either work less or spend more, based on childcare….

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck with These Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer in NC

Published January 31, 2020 by Sasser Law Firm
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Do you often feel trapped by the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle? Do you find yourself continuously counting down the days until your next direct deposit hits your bank account? You’re not alone. Living paycheck to paycheck is a reality for many Americans….

6 New Year's Resolutions for Dealing with Personal Debt

Published December 18, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
2020 New Year’s Resolutions for Dealing with Personal Debt

Getting a better handle on your household finances and the amount of debt you are shouldering is a great way to gain peace of mind and achieve financial stability in 2020 and beyond. These tips will help those looking to…

Raising of Debt Limit Allows More Family Farmers to Qualify for Bankruptcy Relief

Published December 13, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
More Small Farms Qualify for Bankruptcy Thanks to Higher Debt Limit

Operating a family farm in North Carolina is a challenging way to make a living, with fluctuating commodity prices, disruptions in export markets, higher land prices and unpredictable weather emergencies. When times get tough, the amount of debt that family…

Consumer Debt Gets Tough to Manage Around the Holidays

Published November 26, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
How to Manage Debt from the Holidays

The winter holidays are a joyous time, but not if you are struggling with debt. From Black Friday and Cyber Monday to last-minute sales just before Christmas, industry experts expect the average American to spend $920 per person on holiday gifts in 2019.  It’s easy…

How Do Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

Published October 9, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
How Long Will Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

It’s a question we hear often: How long does a Chapter 7 bankruptcy stay on a credit report? A Chapter 7 bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years, but the real impact of a bankruptcy on your…

New Bankruptcy Law To Benefit Small Businesses

Published September 24, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
New Bankruptcy Law Eases Reorganization Rules for Small Businesses

President Trump has signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) into law, streamlining Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for small businesses to make the process faster and less expensive.  The new bankruptcy law, which takes effect on February 19,…

Reverse Mortgages and Bankruptcy: What You Need To Know

Published August 21, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Reverse Mortgages and Bankruptcy

It’s not unusual for us to meet with individuals whose financial condition is best described as land rich, but cash poor. These are usually people who have lived in their home long enough to have built up significant equity but…

Benefit of Car Liens When Filing Bankruptcy

Published August 1, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
The Potential Benefit of a Lien on Your Car When Filing Bankruptcy

Filing Bankruptcy with a Car Lien In 2005, the United States Congress made significant changes to the nation’s bankruptcy laws. In the end, secured creditors – car finance companies, mortgage companies and seller-financed furniture dealers – fared best, but one…

Random Audits

Published May 28, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Random Audits of Bankruptcy Cases

It is not likely but always possible that your personal bankruptcy case will undergo an audit directed by the United States Bankruptcy Administrator which monitors and investigates bankruptcy cases to ensure compliance with applicable laws and procedures. If the Bankruptcy Administrator…

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