We paid $1,028 for the whole bankruptcy in Ohio but we never ended up doing anything for it and moved to Michigan. $200 went to have the attorney start working on things the $800 covered paperwork/filing ect… I was wondering if I can get the $800 back?
Did you sign a retainer or engagement letter? If so, you should review that to determine your rights. If the fee is non-refundable you would not have a right to get it back but the attorney may work with you on a partial refund.
Absolutely. Judgments are one of the main reasons that individuals chose to file bankruptcy. You may want to move quickly as once the creditor receives the judgment, they can engage in post-judgment activities like garnishment or seizure of assets.
I filed Chapter 7 in TN, and my case was discharged appropriately. My student loans weren't discharged, which I knew going into the bankruptcy. Two of the other debts listed were unsecured debts that I owed to two different colleges; these are not student loans, but amounts owed directly to... Read more »
We recently were advised not to get a car through bankruptcy by our attorney and just to pay cash, but we can’t find anything worth the money. Are we aloud to have someone finance a car for us and we make the payments? We’re in the Middle District in Alabama.
There are companies that specialize in lending to people in bankruptcy. A company that I tell my clients to check out is 722redemption.com. If you get a car, you must get the financing agreement approved by the Chapter 13 trustee and maybe the Court depending on your local rules/customs. Good luck!
The short answer is if the cause of action (injury) arose prior to your filing, yes, it should have been listed and you should report it. If the cause of action arose after your filing, no, you would not have to report it. You should let your attorney know either way.
My W2 shows a $5000 difference from what was deducted vs what the trustee received. My bankruptcy lawyer has been no help & now my bankruptcy case is being dismissed. Is there anything I can do about this since my money was mishandled by my employer? What/if any law would the employer be... Read more »
Tons of laws! Basically, this would be the equivalent of civil theft. I would first alert the trustee and they may take care of it. If not, I would file a motion to compel in the bankruptcy court to have the money turned over.
List the debt on schedule F and put in the description that the jewelry was lost. A debt cannot be secured by assets of the debtor if the debtor no longer has the collateral. It shouldn't be an issue as long as you tell the truth.
We now live in Iowa how do I convert to a chapter 7 Some of the remaining $8000 owed in my plan is to my attorney which is a bit awkward what are my options. Would I have to fly to California to attend the meeting of creditors or can it be done remotely given the expense to travel
Yes. Give them your case number and discharge order. Also, if you have the schedules that show they were listed as a creditor you can send that as well. If they continue, speak to your bankruptcy attorney and they can go after them for a discharge violation.
Unfortunately not. Your credit is tied to your social security number, not your name. The only way for the "bad" marks to go away is to settle them, file bankruptcy, or wait the 7 years for them to fall off your credit.
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