Carter & Carter, P.A.

Carter & Carter is a full service law firm with an emphasis on business litigation, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, collection, corporate matters, real estate, and estate planning. Carter & Carter has served southeastern North Carolina for over 35

Carter & Carter was formed in 1974 when James Oliver Carter joined his father’s practice. Oliver Carter, Jr., was licensed in 1931 and practiced in Wilmington from 1953 until 1982. James Oliver Carter continued the practice and was joined by Oliver Carter III in 2009. We advise our clients about their goals in the context of their legal rights and duties. We help our clients identify and evaluate alternative legal strategies to achieve their goals, and we counsel clients about the legal and financial outcomes that may result under each alternative. We invite you to learn more about our work on our website and to call or email us to arrange a consultation.

615 Hours of Pro Bono & Public Interest Work in 2014

The numbers are in—during 2014, Carter & Carter provided over 615 hours of legal and paralegal services on pro bono and public interest matters.
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carterandcarterlaw.com The attorneys at Carter & Carter helped several with legal problems on a pro bono basis, working to make Wilmington and Southeastern NC a better place.

All About Short Sales - Attorney for Wilmington NC Short Sale

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Learn about short sales of residential real estate, including who may qualify and the implications on tax obligations and credit. http://carterandcarterlaw.com/2014/12/short-sales/

carterandcarterlaw.com Learn about short sales including qualification, tax implications, and impact on credit from Carter & Cater, P.A. in Wilmington, NC.

Will My Claim Be Paid in Bankruptcy? Part III - Secured Debts

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Today we're exploring the difference between secured and unsecured debts. An unsecured debt is just an ordinary loan with no strings attached. A secured debt, on the other hand, arises when the borrower pledges an asset that she owns as "collateral" to "secure" repayment of the debt. The article includes examples of both unsecured and secured debts, and it explains how bankruptcy law treats these two types of debts.

carterandcarterlaw.com The difference between an unsecured debt and a secured debt is whether or not the borrower pledges something as "collateral" to "secure" repayment of the debt.

Will My Claim Be Paid in Bankruptcy? Part II - Nondischargeable Debts

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One of the most important parts of the Bankruptcy Code deals with nondischargeability. Section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code is entitled "Exceptions to Discharge." Subsection 523(a) provides for approximately 19 categories of debts that are not discharged by bankruptcy. Some of these types of debts are commonplace; others are unusual. Click the link below for details.

carterandcarterlaw.com One of the most important parts of the Bankruptcy Code deals with nondischargeability. Section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code is entitled "Exceptions to Discharge." Subsection 523(a) provides for approximately 19 categories of debts that are not discharged by bankruptcy.

Debtors’ Prison Abolished

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Our latest blog post marks this day in 1821 when Kentucky became the first state to abolish debtors' prison.

carterandcarterlaw.com By the end of the 19th century bankruptcy law had replaced debtor’s prison in the US and in 2008, more than 1 million Americans filed for bankruptcy protection.

Will My Claim Be Paid in Bankruptcy? Part 1

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This post describes priority claims held by creditors in a bankruptcy. Learn more about priority claims from the attorneys at Carter & Carter in Wilmington.

carterandcarterlaw.com Information about priority claims in bankruptcy. Learn more about bankruptcy claims and creditors' rights from Carter & Carter Law in Wilmington, NC.

Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - What's the Difference?

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Several types of bankruptcy are available to individuals and companies, and choosing the right one is the crucial first step toward a debtor’s “fresh start.” In the link below, we explore the differences between Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

carterandcarterlaw.com The attorneys at Carter & Carter Law in Wilmington, N.C. explore the differences between Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Oliver Carter III - Attorney with Carter & Carter Law Firm

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Carter & Carter Attorney Profile: Oliver Carter III

carterandcarterlaw.com Meet Oliver Carter III, an attorney with Carter & Carter Law Firm in Wilmington, North Carolina. Details regarding his education, experience and background.

James Oliver Carter - Attorney with Carter & Carter Law Firm

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Carter & Carter Attorney Profile: James Oliver Carter

carterandcarterlaw.com Education, experience, and background information for James Oliver (Jimmy) Carter with Carter & Carter Law Firm in Wilmington NC.

Can Public Workers' Pensions Survive Municipal Bankruptcy?

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Effects on workers' pensions in municipal bankruptcy (Chapter 9) in light of the recent filings for Stockton and Detroit bankruptcies:

carterandcarterlaw.com Stockton, CA bankruptcy case raises questions concerning the respective rights of the state pension fund and the city's major creditors.

NC Small Claims Courts to Increase Limits on Claims in August 2013

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NC District Courts will hear cases involving claims up to $25,000; Small Claims up to $10,000

carterandcarterlaw.com Increases on Limits on Amounts in Controversy in State Court: Superior Courts will hear claims above $25,000; District Courts will hear claims from $10,000 to $25,000; and small claims courts will hear claim from $5,000 to $10,000

New N.C. law puts more litigation in small-claims courts - Triangle Business Journal

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Most of the cases we handle are in Superior Court, since it’s usually not cost-effective to file a lawsuit or hire an attorney to represent you if less than $10,000 is at stake. Now that the Superior Court division will only hear cases with more than $25,000 in controversy, we may see more clients with claims in the $10,000 - $25,000 range who are required to proceed in District Court. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; sometimes it can be advantageous to assert civil claims in District Court since you’re more likely to have the same judge for the whole case or at least all of the judges will be from your own judicial district rather than from out of town. We rarely advise clients to proceed in Small Claims Court since the informal approach taken by the magistrate so often leads parties to appeal to the district court. I have rarely heard anybody say they were satisfied with the outcome in small claims court or that they were glad they started there instead of in District Court.

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