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Bankruptcy law provides for the development of a plan that allows a debtor, who is unable to pay his creditors, to resolve his debts through the division of his assets among his creditors. This supervised division also allows the interests of all creditors to be treated with some measure of equality. Certain bankruptcy proceedings allow a debtor to stay in business and use revenue generated to resolve his or her debts. An additional purpose of bankruptcy law is to allow certain debtors to free themselves (to be discharged) of the financial obligations they have accumulated, after their assets are distributed, even if their debts have not been paid in full. Bankruptcy law is federal statutory law contained in Title 11 of the United States Code. Congress passed the Bankruptcy Code under its Constitutional grant of authority to "establish. . . uniform laws on the subject of Bankruptcy throughout the United States.




Courts in South Carolina

South Carolina State falls under the 4th Circuit. The website for the appeals court for this circuit is www.ca4.uscourts.gov. South Carolina State has the following courts -
South Carolina Bankruptcy Court http://www.scb.uscourts.gov/
South Carolina District Court http://www.scd.uscourts.gov/



Suggested Lawyers for York
McWhirter Bellinger
McWhirter Bellinger is a personal injury law firm serving all of South Carolina. Free consultation.
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SC Attorneys Helping Injured People

SC Attorneys who provide representation to victims of trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and other serious personal injury.
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South Carolina Legal Referral Services
  • South Carolina Bar LRS Columbia, SC (800)868-2284 (803)799-7100 Statewide










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    City/Town: York
    State: South Carolina
    Country: USA
    Population: 6,985



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    Legal Facts
  • Overall, 73% of the felony defendants in 2000 whose most serious conviction charge was a felony were sentenced to incarceration. Nearly all of the remaining convicted defendants received a probation sentence in 2000.

  • The average prison sentence imposed during 2001 was 57 months. Defendants convicted of violent felonies (91 months), weapons felonies (87 months), and drug felonies (74 months) received the longest prison terms, on average.




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