HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES: HAVE YOU DONE YOUR ADVANCE PLANNING YET?

Advance Care Planning Is Not About Old Age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions.  Even if you are not sick now, for healthcare in the future it is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care YOU...

Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers

Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys issued a...

How long does a judgment last in South Carolina?

S.C. Code Ann. § 15-35-810 states: Final judgments and decrees entered in any court of record in this State . . . shall constitute a lien upon the real estate of the judgment debtor situate in any county in this State in which the judgment or transcript thereof is...

Can I go to jail for not paying my bills?

No, not unless you committed a crime in the creation of the debt (e.g., fraud). Simply borrowing money and not being able to pay it back is not a crime. Many creditors representatives will lead you to believe on the telephone that they will have you put in jail.  This...