When you file for bankruptcy relief, no matter which chapter, you must list ALL of your assets, under penalty of perjury. In other words, you must "include" your home, and all other assets, by identifying it on the sworn Schedules you must file.
If your auction was a sheriff's sale pursuant to a foreclosure judgment, the successful bidder at the sheriff's sale gets title free and clear of the mortgage debt that was the basis for the foreclosure, and all liens and charges that are junior to the foreclosed lien indebtedness. Most...Read more »
PA inheritance tax on bequests to child/children is five percent. When that is paid, the property enjoys a "stepped up basis", so that on a subsequent sale of the property, any capital gain is computed as the difference between the stepped up basis and the sale price, both for PA and...Read more »
If you listed all your "old collectors"/creditors names and addresses on your prior bankruptcy schedules filed with the court, and the bankruptcy court has entered its Order of general discharge, then you're good/safe, and if any of your old discharged unsecured creditors attempt in...Read more »
The simple answer is- yes. Your siblings cannot sell/transfer your interest in the real estate if you are a record owner of it. However, if the property is held in a pending probate case, the executor/administrator may have a power to sell the property, subject to notice to all heirs at law and...Read more »
I litigated this issue about a car dealership a few years ago.
Chrysler sent their ace litigator out of Kansas City to try the hearings in Philadelphia, trying to cancel the franchise. The judge let our debtor keep the franchise and sell it for $400K to a new franchisee....Read more »
Section 109 of the Bankruptcy Code deals with who may be eligible to file bankruptcy under each Chapter, e.g., Ch. 7 or Ch.. 13. There is an income ceiling (from all sources) for filing a Ch. 7 (e.g., the median income for NJ for a household of 1). To be eligible for a Ch. 13, a "periodic...Read more »
since we filed before stimulus was approved is there a way to protect the money from being taken. My husband is going back and forth from working and being laid off as he's a union construction worker. he just got laid off again today. our trustee meeting is Tuesday. this money would help keep... Read more »
When you file a Ch. 7 bankruptcy case, a "curtain" drops on that date, and your bankruptcy "estate" includes whatever property (less your exempt property) you have on that date, and same end date applies to your debts. Income earned and assets acquired after your filing date...Read more »
When you filed your Ch. 13 bankruptcy case, you also filed a proposed Plan. If the court has confirmed that Plan, then the amount of money you must pay to the Trustee is whatever your Plan specifies. Assuming that your Plan specifies the amount as a fixed dollar amount each month. anything more...Read more »
If you have a confirmed plan, just do what the plan says about what part of your income needs to be paid to the Ch. 13 Trustee. If your plan is not yet confirmed, you should still be able to keep your stimulus payment.
When completing your bankruptcy Schedules, you need to state, under penalty of perjury, all income from all sources in the six months preceding your bankruptcy filing. You may be able to claim an exemption for the next stimulus payment currently pending. Talk to your bankruptcy lawyer about...Read more »
Will they ask for his bank statements being that he is not filing. He’s receiving unemployment. They did ask for pay stubs showing he received unemployment, but my question is being that he’s not filing do they normally request a non filing spouses bank statements?
When one individual in a household seeks bankruptcy relief, the income of other household members is of interest to the Ch. 7 Trustee, because of the "means test", which determines eligibility to be a Ch. 7 debtor (compared to a Ch. 13 debtor). The presumption is the nonbankrupt...Read more »
That depends upon the wording of your confirmed Plan. If the plan required you to pay your tax refunds to the Trustee, then you will be in default of your plan payments, and no discharge will be entered until all plan payments have been made. If your plan does not specify that your tax refunds...Read more »
In a Ch. 7, the automatic stay, and the permanent injunction included in the final Discharge, only protects the debtors who file the bankruptcy case. Assuming that the civil judgment is not for a non-dischargeable kind of debt (e.g., fraud, willful destruction, and specified kinds of personal...Read more »
A bankruptcy filing will certainly affect your mortgage debt, but if you are current in the payments, the mortgage lender may be happy to just continue to receive the monthly payments if you file a Ch. 7. Check your note and mortgage, because it may provide that the filing of a bankruptcy...Read more »
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