Due to the recession our economy has faced, many small business owners find themselves sitting in our office discussing the possibility of filing for bankruptcy. Legitimately, one of their main questions is how to protect their assets. One of the major assets of most small business owners is their “tools”. Tools can range from hand […]
Are My Tools Protected in A Bankruptcy?
Many people have been led to believe that a homeowners’ association cannot foreclose on their home. That is not true! Homeowners’ associations foreclose on property everyday across America and very likely everyday in North Carolina. If your neighborhood has a homeowners’ association, you received and signed documents acknowledging the association’s rights when you purchased your […]
Have you ever had those times when you were running short of cash? There was that unexpected car repair or the kids’ summer camp deposit you didn’t have in the budget. You knew something had to give that month but you weren’t sure what! When you considered the options of what you could do without […]
When the original creditor goes unpaid for a significant amount of time, the debt goes into what is called “collections.” Many of us have heard of these agencies but are somewhat confused as to what exactly constitutes a collection agency. A collection agency is an outside organization helping original creditors to collect on unpaid debts. […]
There is a saying that always helps me remember the difference between gross and net income: it’s gross to see how much you would be bringing home before taxes. Gross income is what you make before taxes and what you claim as income on your tax returns. Net income is what you actual bring home […]
When you are filling out your paperwork, you will notice you will be asked to list down all of your personal property. This personal property will contain all assets you may have; including homes, cars, cash, financial accounts, furniture, clothing, jewelry and more. Determining the value of each is different. Most cases, you will use […]
Protecting your vehicle is one of the most important things that can be done within a bankruptcy. We understand your car is, in many ways, your livelihood. It helps you get to and from work, take your children to daycare and other events, get groceries as well as many of the other necessities of life. […]