Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers Published on October 20, 2015 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...

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...