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Damon Duncan
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Attended Elon University School of Law
Lives in Greensboro, North Carolina
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The Hoff is creepily behind my son and my mother...in my house and he's missing a left arm. #Hoffsome
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Looking forward to having +Gyi Tsakalakis talk to my Law Firm Management class tonight at +Elon University School of Law!
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7 Steps to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy at Duncan Law
 
What Are the Steps to Filing A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

A question often asked is what steps do I have to go through to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and how long will the whole process take?  The short answer is that depends on several factors.  Below is a general timeline and the steps involved in filing for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Step 1:  Gather important and required documents - This includes such things as pay stubs, tax returns, vehicle Proof of Purchase or Title, the Deed on your house etc.  The timing of this process depends on how organized and accessible these documents are.  Sometimes people can gather this information in a few days and others take a few weeks to put all of the documents together.  For example, a client may need to request tax returns or insurance information, which can hold up this process.

Step 2:  Fill out a bankruptcy workbook and take the mandatory credit-counseling course - This is the paperwork that you must fill out and complete.  This will include information about the property you own, income and expense information, and a few other general questions.  This paperwork can seem daunting but it is actually fairly simple.  People normally take a couple of weeks to fill out this paperwork.  It could be done in less than a day but often people prefer to take breaks or gather more information while completing this task.  You will also go online and complete your mandatory credit-counseling course.  You will go to the website, take the course, and then write down your control number in your bankruptcy.  This control number is good for six months and verifies that you did take the mandatory course online.  

Step 3: Turning in your paperwork and making your first payment - Once you have gathered all of your required documents and have completed your entire bankruptcy workbook you can turn the paperwork into the office and make your first payment.  Once a workbook is turned in, the office needs between two and three weeks to put everything together.  During this time we will be calling or emailing with additional questions and clarification.  The sooner we have answers to these questions the sooner we can file your bankruptcy.

Step 4: Signing Appointment - Once we have prepared your bankruptcy our office will make an appointment with you to sign all of your bankruptcy paperwork, which is formally called your bankruptcy petition.  Once we are both satisfied with your petition our office will file your bankruptcy with the court.  You will be responsible for paying the court filing fee and the mandatory credit-counseling fee at this time.  You must also bring in any remaining balance of attorney fees the day of this appointment.

Step 5: Complete Mandatory Financial Management Course - About ten days after we file your petition you need to complete the mandatory financial management course online.  Save your control number from this course and come into our office to pay the fee for the financial management course.

Step 6: Creditors Meeting - This is the day when you “go to court” for the bankruptcy.  The bankruptcy trustee will ask you a few simple questions that you are to answer honestly.  This meeting normally takes place about a month after our office files your bankruptcy petition.

Step 7:  Discharge and Final Decree - If everything goes according to plan you should received what is called a discharge and final decree in the mail about two to three months after your creditors meeting.  This means the bankruptcy is complete and your debts have been discharged.  It is very important you keep this document in a safe place where you store other important documents.  You now have a fresh start to rebuild your credit and live a debt free life.

To learn more about Chapter 7 bankruptcy go here: http://www.duncanlawonline.com/bankruptcy/bankruptcy-types/chapter-7-bankruptcy/

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+Ronnie Bincer - I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for producing consistently well done and helpful content.
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+Damon Duncan thank you Sir.. very kind of you to go out of your way to let me know.
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My friend +Erich M. Fabricius just posted a great blog post about #judgments in North Carolina. Always good stuff from Erich!
 
I discuss the endgame for North Carolina judgments. When I meet with prospective clients wrestling with what to do about a judgment, I frequently talk about what will happen to that judgment in the long-term, and how that might influence their decisions today.
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If you are a bankruptcy lawyer feel free to add this circle. Let me know if you would like to be added to this list of over 400 bankruptcy attorneys on Google+.
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Sure thing Neil. You can send things specifically to the people on the list by choosing them when you post a message/story, etc.

You can see what the people in this list are specifically commenting on by selecting them as a filter. Play around a bit and you'll start seeing it. I look forward to connecting, thanks!
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We are excited to welcome +Melissa Duncan back from maternity leave!

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/welcome-back-melissa-duncan/
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Attorney at Duncan Law, LLP
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Bankruptcy lawyer and workers' compensation attorney
Employment
  • Duncan Law, LLP
    Attorney, present
    At Duncan Law, LLP I am an attorney that helps people file bankruptcy to stop the foreclosure of a home, the repossession of a car and wipe out most credit card debt, medical bills and personal loans. In addition to practicing in the area of bankruptcy, I also am a workers' compensation lawyer. I help those who have been injured at work and need the assistance of an experienced attorney to help receive the benefits they deserve and ensure they are able to continue to earn a living to support their family. We offer a free consultation for both bankruptcy and workers' compensation.
  • Law Offices of Terry Duncan
    Summer Associate
  • Brooks Pierce
    Summer Associate
  • Carolina Panthers
    Game Day Intern
  • Elon University
    University Guide
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Previously
Charlotte, North Carolina - Texas - Connecticut - North Carolina
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(336) 856-1234
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628 Green Valley Rd #304 Greensboro, NC 27408‎
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North Carolina Bankruptcy & Workers Comp Attorney | Law Practice Management Guy | Tech Geek | Elon University Law & Undergrad
Introduction
                                 WHO AM I?

My name is Damon Duncan and I truly believe I live the best life you can have. I have an amazing wife who I spend literally almost every waking second with. We work together, we went to law school together, we went to college together, we went to high school together...we like each other...usually! I work at Duncan Law, LLP which is our law firm that includes my wife, my father and mother. 

In my spare time I love learning about how to make law practices run better and how to best utilize technology to do so. I am a die hard Carolina Panthers fan and I am an avid boxing and mixed martial arts (UFC) fan.

                            MY VIEW ON LIFE

I remember hearing someone once say that when looking at a person's tombstone people focus all of their attention on the date of birth and date of death. When, really, the most important part of the tombstone is the dash that separates those two dates. 

I'm going all out to make sure the dash is how people remember me, not the two dates.

          OUR PHILOSOPHY AT DUNCAN LAW, LLP

At Duncan Law, LLP our goal is pretty simple. We try to make people's lives better. And in doing so we try to treat people the way we would want to be treated. It's just that simple.

We practice primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and workers' compensation. We have offices in Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC.

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Below is some information about me.  I've tried to encapsulate, to some degree, my resume in a narrative form. 

The Early Years

I was born in Texarkana, Texas but moved to Charlotte, North Carolina at a young age. I  attended East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. While at East Mecklenburg, I started four years on the varsity football team where I was named captain my junior and senior season and was named to the Charlotte Observer's first team All-Mecklenburg list at left tackle in my senior season.

In addition to football, I was also a three year starter and two year captain in lacrosse. While at East Mecklenburg High School I also met my wife Melissa.

Elon University

After graduating from high school, I attended Elon University on the Presidential Scholarship. While at Elon, I was listed numerous times on the Deans list and the President's list for his academic accomplishments. After completing college in three and a half years, I joined the charter class at Elon University School of Law.

Elon University School of Law

During my first year at Elon University School of Law, I served as Vice-President of the student government and then as President of the student body the following year. During my third year, I was selected as "Best All Around" by my classmates. Upon graduation from Elon University School of Law, both Melissa and I passed the North Carolina bar examination and joined the family practice of Duncan Law, LLP.

Attorney at Duncan Law, LLP

Today I am an attorney at Duncan Law in our Greensboro, NC office.  I am passionate about studying how to successfully run a business as well as how technology can help us operate a better business and, hopefully, be a better person. 

I look forward to connecting with you!
Education
  • Elon University School of Law
    Law
  • Elon University
    Corporate Communications, Political Science
  • East Mecklenburg High School
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October 19
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I started training here about a month ago. I have no formal background in any kind of mixed martial arts. I played football and lacrosse in school. I showed up and was amazed how helpful everyone was. They have a wide range of skill sets as well - from guys who fight professionally to guys who are just starting and are doing this (like myself) to just get in shape. They do an excellent job of having similarly skilled people work together. From doing my research online before ever walking in, it seems like a lot of gyms just throw people out there and you either sink or swim. At Team ROC the put a huge emphasis on teaching the skills necessary to succeed. These guys do it the right way and, because of that, have some of the best people in the Triad and North Carolina come to teach and train at their gym.
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Love Carolina Theatre! Gorgeous inside and makes you feel like you are going back in time. They have done a great job fixing it up and using it as a community asset. They show great classic movies and have different performances throughout the year!
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This is one of the better sushi places in Greensboro. In addition to good sushi they also have a good selection of other Japanese meals. I have always had a good experience with them.
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Mae (the owner and person you speak with) takes some time to get used to. She comes across as rude because of the language barrier. However, she really is pretty nice if you talk to her and the food here (which is what is important to me) is the best Chinese food in the area. The portions are plenty and the quality is good. The average service would be more of an issue to me if this was some sit down Chinese restaurant where I was going to have her waiting on me - but it's not. Get past the somewhat abrasive owner and you'll get some really good Chinese food.
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It's the same as every other CiCi's. You pay a low amount for high quantity, low quality food. Nothing's wrong with that as long as you know that's what you are getting. I'm not saying the food is bad but you can find better pizza in a lot of other places but if you are looking for a cheap place to eat then this isn't terrible.
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This restaurant is right near where I work. We love eating here with colleagues. They have much better value at lunch than at dinner. Very nice decor/atmosphere and the food is good as well. The wait staff is some of the best you'll find!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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