Someone owes me money and I won a default judgement and just filed for garnishment. I received notice that they are filling for Chapter 7. The email from the her lawyer said I had to contact her employer to remove the garnishment. Do I need to do this, or should they do this? Honestly, I don't... Read more »
Never demand payment (or continue with a garnishment) if someone is in bankruptcy - this can very VERY costly for you. There is a chance that they will fail to follow through with the bankruptcy and the case will be dismissed; at that time you can move forward with the garnishment. It is best for...Read more »
Checking the county recorder's office, this was recently filed. The bank foreclosed, but it looks like she wants to live in the house awhile after the auction. How much trouble will a Lis Pendens be? It could be that she thinks no one will bid on her house with that move. I don't really know if... Read more »
He has accumulated significant debt via credit cards and other loans via One Main Loan and Lending Club. He had a stroke this summer and has been off work and fell behind. This is how I became aware. He drowning trying to make payments. I just watched a webinar thru the National Senior Citizens... Read more »
Thank you very much for contacting my office. I realize this is a challenging time for you and that you have lots of questions. It is okay to be anxious and overwhelmed; the trick is not to fight it. Instead, you are on the right track by educating yourself about options to help deal with your...Read more »
I am 3 years into Chapter 13 case, 2 years left. My plan base shows as $22,000 so about $10,000 left to go for discharge. This amount is for secured creditors only, unsecured showing as not receiving much of anything. My father is ill so wondering how that works if I was to get inheritance? I have... Read more »
I assume you do not have an attorney, but if you do you must contact them for guidance. Generally, in chapter 13, any inheritance goes to administrative claims, priority debts, creditors that filed proof of claims, then the debtor.
Filed for chapter 7 in Dec 2018, was released pending taxes, receipt, filings from creditors, etc by trustee in april 2019. My wife had a car accident in March of 2019, and we are now being sued. Can this be included in the bankruptcy since we had not been release as of that date?
No - when a bankruptcy is filed it includes the debts you owe on the day of filing, not future debts. You may qualify for a chapter 13, but you will not be able to get a discharge, so it is very important you talk to an experienced chapter 13 attorney to determine your rights.
Your question is confusing and I need a lot more information in order to fully answer your question (plus, I am sure you have a hundred, plus more). If you have a vehicle with a loan and want to keep the vehicle, then continue to pay for it. Make sure to look at the applicable exemption...Read more »
You must fill out more than 60 pages of information about what you owe, own, have done in the past, earn today, earned over the last 6 months, earn the last 60 days, earn the last 3 years, plus much, much more. If you want a free consultation then follow these directions:
credit card debt. She will loose her home to the company they signed the reverse mortgage with. She will recieve $300k from a life insurance policy. Is there anyway for her to file bankruptcy to get rid of the unsecured debt and protect the life insurance money so she can survive financially?
It depends on the type of life insurance. Please understand that bankruptcy is a very complicated process. It is wise to talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney before deciding to take this important step. I am attaching a link to some free videos that explain how bankruptcy works:...Read more »
Expenses paid by others is "income" - but there are four places that income is addressed in a bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a very complicated process (somewhat like a Rubik's cube - one answer changes others). Please take time to educate yourself about bankruptcy before jumping into the unknown. As...Read more »
It depends on whether you use Arizona (lived in Az for more than 2 years) or federal exemptions. Bankruptcy has thousands of rules governing specific situations. If you have an attorney - ask them which question. If you do not, then consider hiring an experienced attorney to help protect you and...Read more »
i walked away and the case was dismissed the first time. just after the dismissal i lost my job. after a month and a half, got a new job for much less money. I am filing again with the same lawyer (made payments until 100% paid), two hours before our signing meeting, her assistant called to say... Read more »
You need to ask the attorney to answer your questions. You paid their fees so have a right to understand what you are asked to do. Ethically the paralegal cannot give you legal advice, only the lawyer.
Filed Chapter 7 on 3/20/18. It was finalized (discharged) July 2018. My trustee stated that I needed to give her my entire refund. Once she receives if than she would take portion of it from January to March and refund me back the rest of the amount. When I asked how much she would be taking she... Read more »
In our office, we work with the trustee to pay only a portion, but that can depend on the trustee. If you have an attorney you need to ask for their guidance. If you do not have an attorney you should talk to a volunteer attorney at the Arizona Bankruptcy Court - www.azb.uscourts.gov.
I am filing for bankruptcy the middle of March chapter 7 in Arizona. I am surrendering my current vehicle. My husband is filing also with me and he has a vehicle he is affirming. If I get a used car from a dealership right now, am I okay to do so?
The short answer is "yes", but there is a lot more information that you should know before filing a bankruptcy. I realize this is a challenging time & you have lots of questions. It is okay to be anxious & overwhelmed. You are on the right track to educate yourself about how to deal with your...Read more »
filed my 2018 tax return saying "you're low income and you have kids, so I know you'll get a big return." Is it left to the trustee's discretion whether he can take a portion of my return, or does a judge decide that? Would low income circumstances be relevant in whether I can keep my return or... Read more »
I filed 2018 tax return and is expected February 27th, 2019. I’m not filing bankruptcy till Mid March. I was told that I need to spend all my refund on bills and nothing personal (vacation, furniture, clothes, etc.) Am I correct with this? Or am I still able to use my refund for other things than... Read more »
I realize this is a challenging time & you have lots of questions. It is okay to be anxious & overwhelmed. You are on the right track to educate yourself about how to deal with your financial situation. As a lawyer & retired law professor I am committed to education as a foundation for anyone...Read more »
It depends on the trustee. The trustee has a right to a portion of the 2018 refunds - depends on when you filed your case. For instance if you filed half way through 2018 then the trustee has a right to half of the federal and state refunds. If they requested a copy of your 2018 federal and...Read more »
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