I have too much equity in my home for chapter 7. And I don’t want to lose my home. I am making payments on the mortgage and I’m up-to-date and will be able to remain up-to-date. I own one car with no loan. If I have to file bankruptcy, what are my options?
Yes, in order to file Chapter 13 you have to have regular income. Social security and pension both count as regular income. (Chapter 13 is sometimes called a "wage-earner plan" but retirement income works ok.)
I owe a debt for some dental expenses. I never received the final notice that the debt was going to collections. So I was under the impression that my insurance was working this issue, per a conversation I had.
The letter caught me by surprise, because the debt stated was 50% more then the... View More
Did your written agreement with the dentist say anything about attorneys fees? If not, then they may not be able to collect them. Did it say "reasonable" attorneys fees. What's reasonable if so far all that's been done is to write a letter.
Good question. No, is the answer. That's why you want to avoid reaffirming a car loan, if possible. (Ford Credit will repo cars that are current if you don't reaffirm, but no other major lender does that.)
If the car was say a 2018 Bentley and you only owed two more payments--with something like that the bankruptcy trustee would sell your car. But if you owe about what it's worth, the trustee isn't interested.
I have a total 40K debt. I have 10K car loan left which I have never missed a payment. But I am no longer able to pay my credit cards after losing my job which is 30K and they are all charged off. I am about to finish a course and try to land on software engineering job. But I do have concerns.... View More
We purchased bedroom and dining room furniture from Ashley furniture about a year ago. The furniture's cost us about $8000 plus insurance coverage of $600. In about a year, the coating of the furniture has been peeling off, the chairs legs are lose and the joints are broken. We reached out to... View More
I need a lawyer that can help me, I am a widow living on Social Security, and scammer /fiancee, ran credit cards 4 of them up to $70,000, he would pay the cards off, get credit again, and month later, credit card companies would send out a rejected payment because of closed accounts,
Received a garnishment summons today through my employer for a court date in October 2019 in Circuit Court. What are my rights in regards to Statatue of Limitations in the State of Virginia? Do I just show up for the court date and explain to the Judge this is time barred and the case should be... View More
After you give them your BK case number, do a little research. It sounds to me like this is an underground debt collector. Sometimes the Federal Trade Commission goes after them, if they get enough complaints. So you may be able to get them prosecuted.
Most likely they will have evidence they sent you the notice, even if you say you didn't get it. There's no guarantee a judge will believe you. If this is your most serious debt problem fighting may help you. If you have lots of other debts, too, maybe it's time to repair your...View More
Can i file for banckruptcy ( without losing my house) while i am in the philippines? Or can i authorize my dad to do the process while im out of the country? And will it affect my application of child custody?
After you send the papers to the court, you are required about a month later, to show up in person to answer questions. Usually you can get permission for a call in if you are on assignment for the US Government; other approval is tough.
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