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I offer personal, compassionate assistance with debt and consumer law issues.
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Consumer Law
- Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Area
- General Civil
Video Chat and Conferencing
- Google Hangouts
I offer a free online or telephone consultation.
Credit Cards Accepted
Debit cad only for bankruptcy. Credit card (all major cards) for other areas.
For certain consumer law cases only.
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
I offer flat fees, contingency fees, and hourly fees depending upon the nature of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina
- English: Spoken, Written
- St. Mary's University School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Trinity University
- B.S. | History, Political Science
- North Carolina State Bar
- National Association of Consumer Advocates
- - Current
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- - Current
- North Carolina Bar Association
- - Current
19 Questions Answered
- Q. Regarding selling my home
- A: You probably won't be able to close on the home sale until yoou get your Discharge and the case closes. The title attorney may not clear the sale until then. The Discharge generally comes about 70-75 days after your first scheduled Meeting of Creditors. The Trustee files the report of no assets pretty quickly after the Meeting of Creditors, so to avoid any potential issues with the closing of the sale, you should probably wait until you receive your Discharge.
- Q. I received a summons and complaint a few days ago for a voluntary repossession. I know I have 30 days to respond.
- A: Filing an Answer will delay the entry of a judgment against you for a little while. If you do not file an Answer, a default judgment will be entered. You may have some legal defenses if you were not notified about the sale of the vehicle properly, or if the sale was not conducted in a reasonable manner. You should have an attorney review the Summons and Complaint and discuss the facts surrounding the voluntary surrender of the vehicle before you decide whether you should answer or not. If you file an Answer which does not raise these defenses, you waive them. If you need more time, you can ask the Clerk in writing for an additional 30 days to file your Answer. Call your Clerk of Court and speak to someone in the civil section. There is no statewide form to ask for an extension of time, but some Clerks may have a form at the counter you can fill out. You need to make the request in writing before your Answer is due in order to get the extension of time.
- Q. Do I have a case against the builder of my house for the work they subcontracted out?
- A: You have a "statute of repose" issue. If it has been six years or longer, even if you did have a claim against your general contractor, it is too late to sue.
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