He has real estate as well as our house in his name only, and my mom wants her name put on the property as well. How can they go about switching ownership legally from just him to both of them, so that her name can also be on the deed?
Your father can sign a deed from himself to both his wife and him, and probably as joint tenants, with right of survivorship so that when one dies, the other owns the entire property automatically. He then records the deed. There will be a fee for that by...Read more »
We are currently in a Chapter 7 in the state of AL we have lived her 1.5 years, and moved from CA, and other than providing the required information, our attorney barely communicates with us. I have sent her several emails with questions, and no response. We are in a very small town, and our law... Read more »
In my PA district, around Philadelphia, the trustees send out a "no-asset" notice shortly after the 241/first meeting of creditors is completed. IOW, that's about a month or two after the case is filed.
Non-responsiveness of counsel, at least in the bankruptcy field, is not...Read more »
From your question, I have to assume that you are in a Chapter 13 proceeding, and that your plan, by now, has been confirmed. Implicit in your question is whether you may be liable for additional attorneys fees.
Until recently, in most cases, a debtor's attorney was "stuck"...Read more »
We would like to continue to make payments on it and keep it because we need it for our property. The home & 1 acre is in my name because I lived here before my husband and I married. We use the tractor for property maintenance and feeding our cows. (We have 2 that are being raised for our meat... Read more »
When you file a bankruptcy petition, the accompanying Schedules ask for ALL your assets (the Section 541 definition of "estate" is quite broad) and ALL your debts/claims against you. You sign those Schedules under penalty of perjury (it's a felony, and the penalty is steep)....Read more »
My employer (E) has two small businesses (A and B) both 100% owned by E. Business A owes business B a significant amount of money for services accumulated throughout the years. However, E wants to protect the assets of A from any happenings relating to B. If B goes bankrupt will the creditors of B... Read more »
My oldest brother is having serious health problems that could possibly be fatal. He has incurred some medical debt due to having no health insurance. If he signs over his 5/8 share of the property to the rest of us, can we avoid paying his medical bills with the estate if he should pass away?
PA has a "fraudulent transfer" statute, to defeat the give-away of assets by a debtor or soon-to-be debtor intending to make himself "judgment proof". The reach-back period to recapture transfers of property for insufficient consideration is four years.
To be eligible for a Ch. 7 (liquidation, although you keep exempt property), you must have earned something less than the "median income" for your region (you can google it, as it fluctuates). If you have been below the "median" for the last six months, you are eligible for Ch....Read more »
All eligible employees get them free of charge, however, I cannot touch them unless my employment with Publix ends for any reason. Then the funds are available immediately, without age limit ( do not have to wait until retirement age to access the funds). I also have some Publix stocks in my... Read more »
Technically, I could walk from this mortgage as I am legally free from paying it but I plan to finish it. Can another creditor I'm having trouble with and was not included in the original chapter 7 bankruptcy place a lien against me on this home I have no legal obligation to pay? If yes, what... Read more »
Justice Clarence Thomas, in the Dewsnup opinion, wrote for the majority that in a Chapter 7 case, a validly perfected mortgage lien against property cannot be "stripped down", i.e., is not affected by the bankruptcy filing (the opinion strangely held that section 106 of the bankruptcy...Read more »
The definition of a bankruptcy "estate", 11 USC Section 541,including all interests of a debtor, is quite broad, and includes property held in a revocable trust, as well as many other business forms. There are also "reach-back" provisions in the Bankruptcy Code, as well as...Read more »
About fifteen years ago, one of the lawyers in my regional US Trustee's office told me the latest thing used by unscrupulous debtors was to use a social security number that was maybe one digit off/erroneous. The reason was to fool the system so that the bankruptcy would be noted on someone...Read more »
Unemployment runs out before I can collect social. I have no 401k or savings, I can't pay the minimums and don't know even know which debt companies are reputable? Does using a debt company prevent me from applying another recourse later?
While, as the first answer instructs, contacting the bankruptcy trustee is a good idea (trustees looking to sell estate assets always want to maximize sale prices, and that comes from drawing in more prospective purchasers), your question seems to suggest that there are multiple cases/trustees in...Read more »
I have 44,000 in equity for my home, I am still paying mortgage, completed reaffirmation agreement that lender sent. The allowed exemption was 27,900. I have the same issue with my car, I do not own, however there is 7,000.00 in equity, the trustee states I only can exempt 1475.00. I am up to date... Read more »
In a word, yes. For both Schedule I and the "means test" reflected in Official form B-122, your annualized income from all sources includes food stamps (note that the means test reaches back six months from the date of filing of the bankruptcy).
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