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Fourth Circuit opinion says tenancy by the entirety not exempt from tax debt

Published May 23, 2024 by Philip Sasser

How does a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on tenancy by the entirety impact the Eastern District NC Bankruptcy Court? High School civics class was long ago, so let’s review how court decisions work their way up the appellate…

Disputed Territory

Published December 29, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
Disputed Territory

The United States Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments about the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case. That, in itself, is not terribly unusual. Since bankruptcy is Federal Law, the US Supreme Court is the natural and appropriate endpoint for all bankruptcy…

Keeping your Roof with $0 Down in Chapter 13

Published December 15, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
Keeping your Roof with $0 Down in Chapter 13

If you’re a homeowner facing financial turbulence, you’re not alone. Life can toss us into rough seas, but there’s a possible lifeline – Chapter 13 bankruptcy. What do you do if you need to take action but have zero money…

Can I Be Discriminated Against For Filing Bankruptcy In The Employment Context?

Published November 9, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
Can I Be Discriminated Against For Filing Bankruptcy In The Employment Context?

Filing for bankruptcy can be a relief for those facing financial stress. However, many fear doing so will have negative reputational or professional repercussions. Some worry that an employer or potential employer will discriminate against them if they file. Understanding…

How Much Does It Cost to File for Bankruptcy?

Published November 7, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
How Much Does It Cost to File Bankruptcy?

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, you may have many questions. You might wonder, how much does it cost to file bankruptcy? Depending on the type of bankruptcy and the attorney you choose to handle your case, various costs are…

Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Individuals or for Businesses?

Published October 17, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Individuals or Businesses?

Filing for bankruptcy can provide relief for individuals and businesses experiencing overwhelming financial challenges. However, only some types of bankruptcy are available to both, and the confusing naming convention can make it hard to know which ones could apply to…

Student Loan Payment Pause Ends This Fall

Published October 16, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
Student Loan Payment Pause Ends This Fall

Since the start of the pandemic, the Department of Education (DoE) has paused student loan payments to give borrowers relief during an unprecedented time. However, after the Supreme Court struck down the Biden Administration’s attempts at large-scale student debt relief…

What to Do with a Default Judgment

Published August 16, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
What to Do with a Default Judgment

When you can’t pay your debts in North Carolina, your creditors can take legal action against you to recover the money you owe. In many cases, your creditors may file a lawsuit against you. If a creditor obtains a judgment…

Can I Keep My Business While Filing for Bankruptcy?

Published by Sasser Law Firm
Can I Keep My Business While Filing for Bankruptcy?

As a business owner, your business is important to you. Many business owners don’t realize they may be able to continue operating their business while seeking bankruptcy relief.  If you are a business owner struggling to pay your vendors and…

What Is the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)?

Published August 14, 2023 by Sasser Law Firm
What Is the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that regulates how credit reporting agencies manage your credit information. The FCRA protects your credit data’s privacy, integrity, and validity. It is helpful to understand this law and what to…

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