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Essex Richards ERISA Litigation Team Earns National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named Essex Richards to their 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” in America. The firm received a national ranking and metropolitan rankings in several practice areas. For the fourth year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice. ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of …

Attorney Heather Culp Serves on Bar’s Programs Committee

On July 1, Essex Richards attorney Heather Culp begins a three-year term chairing the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Programs Committee, which provides direction for and oversight of the Foundation’s pro-bono and public service programs.  She will also serve a three-year term on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  

Essex Richards Launches Bankruptcy Blog

Essex Richards is excited to announce the launch of our Bankruptcy blog. The blog, written by bankruptcy attorney Heather Culp, will cover questions and issues that arise in filing for personal bankruptcy, as well as other debt-related legal matters. Topics will include the differences in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies, how to file for bankruptcy, how bankruptcy affects credit, …

Will I Have To Go To Court?

Many people are intimidated by the legal system – at least the one portrayed in movies and T.V. legal dramas – speaking in front of a judge, being sworn in, appealing to a jury, facing your creditors.  But in the case of bankruptcy, rest assured, you rarely have to go to court. Instead of going to court, debtors in bankruptcy …

Will My Bankruptcy Hurt My Spouse?

Your marriage has been a model of relational accord since saying “I Do” a few decades ago, with one major exception: finances. Money – one of the most significant weights and causes for discord placed on most marriages. Jobs have been unsteady, hospital bills have come, and debt has racked up – at least for you.  And now the question …

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Heather Culp Speaks on Divorce, Debt, & Bankruptcy Podcast

Bankruptcy partner Heather Culp was recently featured on local Charlotte podcast, “Welcome to Splitsville.”  The podcast, hosted by attorney Leigh Sellers, covers topics in the field of family law.  In this week’s episode, “Divorce, Debt, & Bankruptcy,” Leigh and Heather discuss how finances affect marriage and often lead to separation and divorce. Heather also explains different types of bankruptcy and …

Heather Culped Named to Leaders in the Law

Welcome to Essex Richards’ Bankruptcy Blog

Welcome to the first blog post from the bankruptcy group at Essex Richards. I often think about what my clients have been through before they make the decision to give me a call.  They have likely been putting off calling for months, sometimes years, so I know taking that step is trying.  I also know that most of my clients …

Heather Culped Named to Leaders in the Law

Bankruptcy Partner Heather Culp Honored Among North Carolina’s Leaders in the Law

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has named Essex Richards Partner Heather Culp to its annual “Leaders in the Law” list, honoring the state’s most influential legal professionals. According to Lawyers Weekly, “the award honors legal professionals licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. These honorees represent the most …