Heather W. Culp

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    How I Can Help

    Bankruptcy
    Adversary Proceedings
    Settlements and Out-of-Court Workouts
    Asset Planning and Protection
    Receiverships

    Civil Litigation, Including:
    Business and Commercial Litigation
    Money Owed
    Fraud, UDTPA, Business Torts
    Contract, Warranty, Guaranty
    Asset Forfeiture

    BIOGRAPHY

    Heather has practiced law for over 20 years, in various areas of civil (non-criminal) litigation and in strategies to avoid litigation.  The majority of her caseload involves bankruptcy, debtor/creditor relations, business disputes, and other legal issues involving debt, credit or money owed.  Her clients are individuals, families, and small business owners with tax, debt or credit issues who are unable to pay their debts in full, and creditors who are owed money.  She handles asset planning and protection, collections, exemption planning, debt relief and debt settlement, personal and business reorganization, guaranties, contracts, foreclosures, and many other disputes pertaining to finances.  In addition, Heather has significant experience litigating and otherwise resolving discharge and dischargeability issues that can arise in bankruptcy cases, and she regularly serves as a substitute trustee in commercial foreclosures in the greater Charlotte area.   She has served as a receiver and as the attorney for receivers and bankruptcy trustees.

    Heather is a reliable volunteer with local bar associations, having served as 2017-2018 president of the Mecklenburg County Bar, a 5400 member professional organization based in Charlotte.  She served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Foundation (2015-2018).  She also volunteers with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., handling cases for people who would otherwise be unable to afford representation.  Heather is proud to chair the 2018-2019 Access to Justice Campaign to raise funds to benefit these two local pro bono agencies.  

    Heather’s husband, Chris, is also an attorney practicing in Charlotte, and together they have adopted a total of six Labrador Retrievers from local rescue organizations (the three most recent are pictured below).  In her free time, she enjoys reading contemporary fiction (find her profile on Goodreads.com) and roots for her University of Kentucky Wildcats.

    We are a debt relief agency helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code. 

      What Heather's Clients Say...

       She took time, handled each legal situation separately. She was professional and thorough. 


        What Heather's Clients Say......

        One word: PHENOMENAL! Heather and Cindy are two of the most efficient, knowledgeable, productive attorney/paralegal duo I have ever met. Going into bankruptcy I had a lot of reservations and fear, but due to Heather's vast body of legal knowledge I felt relief and security. Filing for bankruptcy is one of the scariest, embarrassing, frustrating experiences an adult can face. You feel as if you're walking around with a scarlet "B" on your chest and a huge amount of self-doubt. Thanks to the professionalism and compassion of such a dynamic duo I have learned that I can breathe easy and walk around with my head held high. As the French say: "C'est la Vie". If you're in the market for an attorney who will listen to your worries, offer valuable advice, not further break your already broken bank, and possess a intellectual acumen rarely seen in today's society then give Heather Culp a call. I am eternally grateful to Heather and her wonderful paralegal Cindy. From start to finish they made my process seamless and kept me informed and relaxed the entire time. These two ladies are a bankruptcy DREAM TEAM. I am now headed on a road to financial recovery and could not have had such a pleasurable experience if it had not been for them. Thanks Heather & Cindy.read more
        Laquetia Hollis
        23:18 31 Aug 17
        We engaged the services of the Law Office of Heather Culp in 2015 on the recommendation of a close friend, and they delivered big time. Heather and her Para Legal Cynthia were very professional, knowledgeable, and sensitive to clients' needs' I have nothing but positive memories of my dealings with them, and I will gladly recommend them to anyone in need of excellent legal service.read more
        Sony Obuseh
        01:41 18 May 17
        Very helpful
        crystal webster
        20:39 13 Jan 17
        Heathe Culp, Attorney at Law and and her Paralegal Cindy Baker are truly outstanding. They handled and helped me through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcies with total professionalism. They both showed complete sensitivity toward my individual case and circumstances and were extremely helpful with advise and guiding me thru what I needed to to whereas my case was completed from filling to Final Degree 10 months. I would highly recommend themread more
        James Martin
        16:31 23 Jul 18