Carron Nicks

Carron developed her passion for bankruptcy and consumer law long before law school. She spent the early years of her career as a banker, a bankruptcy court clerk, and a paralegal in a boutique bankruptcy law firm.  She graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law where she served as articles editor of the Law Review.  Carron clerked for the Hon. Jacques L. Wiener of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and for Steven Felsenthal, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.  For the next 20 years, she represented consumers and small businesses in the bankruptcy courts in North Texas.    

Carron considers it a duty and a privilege to teach consumers about their rights and responsibilities. She has authored numerous articles for the family of websites and for other publications.  She also presents regularly at legal conferences and before consumer groups.  

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Articles By Carron Nicks

How Long Does Negative Information Stay on a Credit Report?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) limits how long a credit reporting agency can report negative items on your credit report. Find out how long credit reporting agencies can report negative items on your credit report.
How to Shop for a Lawsuit Loan
If you've filed a personal injury lawsuit and are in need of cash, you might be considering a lawsuit loan (also called lawsuit funding, settlement funding, and lawsuit cash advances). Lawsuit funding companies heavily advertise lawsuit loans. But don't jump at the first company you encounter.
Lawsuit Loans: How Do They Work?
If you're in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit and need money, you might be able to get a lawsuit loan—an advance against any future lawsuit settlement or award amount.
Can I File for Bankruptcy If I Have a Reverse Mortgage?
Learn about the issues that can arise if you have a reverse mortgage and file a bankruptcy case.
Can I File for Bankruptcy If I Own a Home?
You can file for bankruptcy if you own a home. Learn whether you'll be able to protect it from your creditors.
What Is Embezzlement?
If you steal from your employer or someone else who has entrusted you with property or money, you can be convicted of a crime and sued in a civil court.
How to Pay Off a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Early
You might be able to get out of Chapter 13 bankruptcy early if you can pay off your debt or you prove a financial hardship.
Can I File for Bankruptcy If I Have Equity in My Home?
You don't lose everything when you file a bankruptcy case. Most states allow you to protect a portion or all of the equity in your home with a bankruptcy exemption. Learn whether you can protect the equity in your house when you file a bankruptcy case.
How Bankruptcy Can Stop Wage Garnishments
Learn how filing for bankruptcy can help stop a wage garnishment.
Pros and Cons of Lawsuit Loans
If you're in the midst of a lawsuit and need money, should you take out a lawsuit loan to tide you over until you settle the case or win a judgment?