Posted by David Hinkle on March 22, 2022.
Many families are struggling with debt. Financial problems remain the number one stressor for people nationwide. The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) reports that there were 1,611 consumer bankruptcy filings in West Virginia in 2021. Another 8,078 consumer bankruptcies were filed in Maryland. There are actually two different types of personal bankruptcy: Chapter 7 bankruptcy; and […]
Posted by David J. Hinkle, Esq. on September 17, 2013.
There are few places in the United States that have been affected by foreclosures like Martinsburg and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I’ve met with many clients who were on the verge of losing their homes. Thankfully, I’ve been able to help many of them. Like all collection actions, a […]
Posted by David J. Hinkle, Esq. on September 16, 2013.
Yes! Declaring Bankruptcy in WV does stop wage garnishments. West Virginia is like most states in that it allows for judgement creditors to garnish your wages in order have a debt repaid. In order for a creditor to garnish your wages, they first have to take you to court and get a judgement against you. […]
Posted by David J. Hinkle, Esq. on September 14, 2013.
At Hinkle Law, we have helped many clients set up favorable repayment plans of taxes owed to the IRS and the West Virginia State Tax Department. This means, you can use your bankruptcy to pay tax debts! It is important to note that most taxes cannot be discharged, or forgiven, in a bankruptcy. This means, […]
Posted by David J. Hinkle, Esq. on August 28, 2013.
I get this question a lot from my clients. Obviously, for most of us, our cars and trucks are our lifelines. Without them it would be difficult, if not impossible, to get to and from work, the grocery store, etc. This is especially true for those of us in the Martinsburg and Charles Town areas […]
Posted by David J. Hinkle, Esq. on August 27, 2013.
I meet with a lot of potential clients who have been told a myth or two about bankruptcy. I’m forever adding to the list of those myths in hopes that I can help educate consumers about their rights and all of the powerful tools available in bankruptcy. As a result of these myths, a lot […]