On those simple facts, no. You marry the partner, not his/her premarital debts. You would only become liable for the debt if you consented, e.g., by assuming the obligation with a writing signed by you for some new consideration.
But, if, for instance, you somehow participated in your...Read more »
New York is one of the states that does not permit a debtor to choose between the federal and state exempt property lists, so if your bankruptcy case is in NY state, your exemptions are limited to those provided by the NY statutes.
It appears that NY does recognize a limited exemption for...Read more »
My son is 100% beneficiary for an account he was left...myself and my sister Are co-executors of the will (50-50) my sister is trying to get part of the account that my son is 100% beneficiary even though it’s in the will that her and I are co-executors does she have legal rights to the account... Read more »
Assuming the will has been admitted to probate, its provisions about the disposition of assets is controlling. If the will has not yet been submitted to the probate court, you should do so without further delay.
Where there are co-executors, one cannot take action without the agreement of...Read more »
Perhaps a better, or at least additional idea, is to prepare a written "family agreement", with each of the heirs at law signing off, providing for how the estate should be administered, even as to specific assets, and then present that written agreement to the probate court.
The principal eligibility requirement for a Ch. 13 filing is a periodic income. The SSD provides that. There are limits, however, to the amount of debt a debtor may have, and a Ch. 13 case usually lasts for three to five years, during which a debtor must make payments to a Ch. 13 trustee,...Read more »
If I file bankruptcy will this free me completely from the debt of the house? it’s going to foreclose and he is trying to get me to agree to put all the debt on the back of the loan. My ex is in another state (oregon) I haven’t lived in the home in over 5 years. I know he is in contempt for... Read more »
There are important facts, e.g., the location of the house, the court in which your divorce occurred, whether the divorce court ordered him to "hold you harmless" from the mortgage debt and whether that hold harmless provision was couched as a "support obligation" which would...Read more »
The Bankruptcy Code, and the several Schedules of assets and debts, signed under penalty of perjury, do NOT permit you to "exclude" any debt or claim, or any asset. If you failed to mention your home mortgage indebtedness, amend your bankruptcy Schedules as soon as possible.
I have lived in Charlotte NC for 22 months and plan to file in western district of North Caroline. Prior to Charlotte I lived in Vermont for 40 years. Vermont doesn't allow non-residents to use their bankruptcy exemptions.
I have an overpayment for Medical Assistance from 2006. I'm getting notcied from the County for demand of payment. I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2015 but did not list the agency. Per Department of Human Services website. The agency cannot require me to amend my bankruptcy and list them as a... Read more »
As a matter of practice, I advise every client desiring to file for bankruptcy relief to provide me with the names and addresses of anyone and everyone who has ever asserted a claim against my debtor, even a guy who cut across the yard and sprained his ankle in a hole in that yard. The reason is...Read more »
I am now facing it being possibly discharged due to non payment because I had to take 8 months off of work due to no childcare. Now looking back I don’t think the ramifications were clearly described to me. I filed in January of 2020. I just started work and am going to try and get caught up now... Read more »
A new provision of the Bankruptcy Code, in effect this year, states that where a debtor has been "directly or indirectly" adversely affected by the pandemic, a bankruptcy court should excuse missed mandatory payments. See 11 USC Section 1328(i). Talk to your bankruptcy lawyer about how...Read more »
There is no statutory or Rule deadline of which I am aware.
I recently had to work through similar issues in a Chapter 13 case. The debtor made his final plan payment in mid-January, and needed his Discharge to be entered so that he could get new car financing. In frustration, we filed a...Read more »
Your credit score is set by the three major credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. Each has its own matrix for determining scores, and each calculates differing scores on each individual, which are disseminated to creditors who have acquired a right to know. The credit bureaus...Read more »
While it may be that the lender will take no action so long as it gets current payments from you, to preempt any knee-jerk reaction by the lender when they get notified of your sister's bankruptcy, I recommend that you contact the lender and offer to put the loan balance in your name, with a...Read more »
Co owner financed shed, filed chapter 7, property sold to me as is by trustee. Can co owner now remove said shed? Shed was exempted under bankruptcy as part of this property. Co owner being evicted and wants shed. I've paid all taxes for shed and it is listed as part of this property sold... Read more »
When an improvement (e.g., that shed, or a house built on the property) is made to real property, it often becomes part of the real estate, i.e., a "fixture". When that happens, a conveyance of the property normally includes fixtures.
I filed chapter 7 in 2019. A utilities provider has been contacting me for payment after I provided them with documentation showing their account was included in bankruptcy. It is my understanding this is illegal debt collection activity and I'd like to know if it would be beneficial to take... Read more »
Until recently, any creditor who attempted to collect, by phone calls, statements by mail, or otherwise, any debt that was discharged in bankruptcy would almost certainly be sanctioned (made to pay money to the debtor) by the bankruptcy court.
Last year, the US Supreme Court revised that...Read more »
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