Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
While bankruptcy filings were down last year, they still remain high over the last several years as consumers continue to struggle with tough economic conditions. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is now meeting with consumers to help them understand how bankruptcy may be able to offer some debt-relief options in this difficult economy.
According to the U.S. Courts, bankruptcy filings have been rising over the last few years, showing that consumers are still struggling to make ends meet. In 2008, total filings were at 1,115,594. The next year, they rose to 1,472,155, and in 2010, they rose again to 1,592,669.
In 2011, bankruptcy filings began to drop, with the year ending with total filings of 1,410,653.
Though filings have declined, they are still up considerably since 2008, and many consumers are still struggling to manage overwhelming debts in the face of job losses, underemployment, foreclosure, divorce, and more.
“We understand that these continue to be tough times for many consumers, and bankruptcy may be able to offer a solution for debt relief,” said Eileen Bornstein, a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
Bornstein is offering free initial consultations with consumers to determine if bankruptcy may be the right solution for them.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is a debt relief agency. It helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Filing is subject to qualification.
About the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 31 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law, one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations.
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701