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Handling Changes

September 24th, 2006    •  by Showell    •   Comments Off on Handling Changes

Well, I’m working like crazy to get this website up and running, proofing, changing things to fit the law as it is this week. And I do mean “as it is this wee”. I went to the Mecklenburg County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Seminar two days ago. It had a law professor from Wake Forest School of Law, a South Carolina bankruptcy judge, a Western District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Judge, the head of Hummingbird Credit Counseling and several chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees and good lawyers up there talking about the changes in the law, developments in the law, and just generally going over what we can say has happened in the law since the new bankruptcy law took effect 10/16/05. Well, it seems to be a mess, what with the different districts in NC interpreting parts of the bankruptcy code different ways (it is happening in Georgia and I’m sure in other states, too). I did determine that I’m handling the changes about as well as any other attorney and that there still is general confusion about numerous issues out there, even among those folks who are supposed to be in charge.

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