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Can Bankruptcy Courts Stay Open During a Government Shut Down?

Published January 22, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Can Bankruptcy Courts Stay Open During a Government Shut Down?

The partial federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, is now in its fourth week, the longest shutdown of the modern era, due to a budget impasse between Congress and the President over funding for a border wall. It’s understandable…

5 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Published November 14, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
5 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

When the Sasser Law Firm works with individuals and businesses who seek bankruptcy protection, the goal is for the client to emerge from bankruptcy in stronger financial health. In addition to discharging some debt, you need to reestablish your ability…

NC Bankruptcy Rule Change Helps People After Hurricane Florence

Published September 19, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
Temporary Rule Changes Help People in Bankruptcy Affected by Hurricane Florence

Thousands of people in eastern North Carolina have been dislocated and their lives disrupted by the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. If you are struggling to meet your bankruptcy payment obligations while dealing with the effects of the hurricane,…

Post-Bankruptcy HOA Dues

Published September 7, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
Post-Bankruptcy HOA Dues

Homeowners association dues aren’t usually at the top of the list of worries for someone struggling with an unmanageable load of debt. Compared to delinquent mortgage payments, credit card debt, and medical bills piling up, the monthly or quarterly dues a homeowner…

Cross-Collateralization Bankruptcy

Published June 29, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
Cross-Collateralization in Bankruptcy

Many people sign loan agreements without reading the fine print or understanding the consequences if the agreement contains a cross collateralization clause. Cross collateralization provisions in loan agreements can create unexpected complications for borrowers seeking to discharge debts by filing…

Duties of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee

Published June 11, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm

Because the Eastern District of North Carolina is altering the Chapter 13 confirmation process it seems like a good time to explore the role of the trustee in Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Since most Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases take approximately…

How Bankruptcy Affects Your Financial Future

Published April 19, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
How Bankruptcy Affects Your Financial Future

A question we often hear from people considering bankruptcy and from clients who have filed for protection from creditors is whether they will have any access to credit after a bankruptcy. Can you get a loan while in bankruptcy? Will…

How Does Your Bankruptcy Affect the Filing of Your Tax Returns?

Published April 3, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
How Does Your Bankruptcy Affect the Filing of Your Tax Returns?

People who are over their heads in debt and considering bankruptcy have a number of decisions to make regarding bankruptcy and taxes. As bankruptcy attorneys, we often hear questions from clients about how bankruptcy will affect taxes and tax returns….

ALERT! - Phone Scam Lawyers Collecting Debt

Published June 15, 2016 by Sasser Law Firm
ALERT! – Phone Scam Lawyers Collecting Debt

There have been reports of recent collection phone call scams targeting NC. Lawyers Mutual has provided some helpful information regarding this scam. We would like to first confirm that. This firm (Sasser Law Firm) DOES NOT collect debt via phone call. If you receive a phone…

Trouble with Plan Payments, What Do You Do?

Published April 26, 2016 by Sasser Law Firm
Trouble with Plan Payments, What Do You Do?

The story out of Pennsylvania about a chapter 13 debtor (and off-duty police officer) holding up a turnpike fare collection vehicle would have been rich comedic material if it hadn’t involved a real-life shootout and real-life fatalities. But just because…

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