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 Nolo.com family of websites and for other publications.  She also presents regularly at legal conferences and before consumer groups.  

Carron's Other Pages

Nolo
The Bankruptcy Site
Alllaw


Articles By Carron Nicks

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.
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.
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?
Can I File for Bankruptcy If I Own a Business?
Learn why you can file a bankruptcy case, but might lose your business.
How to File Bankruptcy in Rhode Island
Learn about information commonly needed to complete a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Rhode Island.
Hiring a Lawyer to Defend Against a Collection Lawsuit
If you've been sued by a creditor for the collection of a debt, you may decide to hire an attorney to represent you in the lawsuit. If you want help defending against a collection lawsuit, below are some things to think about, including how to find a good lawyer to represent you, how much you'll pay
Should I Get a Lawyer If a Creditor Sues Me?
If a creditor sues you, whether you should hire a lawyer to defend against the lawsuit depends in large part on whether the creditor can prove its case against you, how much it will cost you to defend the lawsuit, and whether the creditor can collect from you. (Learn more about creditor lawsuits.) Even