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 »
Stop the garnishment and then consult with a local creditors attorney to find out whether the debt is actually dischargeable in bankruptcy. If not, the attorney can let you know whether it's worth the time, effort, and money to pursue the issue further through the bankruptcy court.
I filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I completed everything that was needed to do so. Somewhere along the lines I got confused and sent my second course completed paperwork to my trustee instead of the courts. The courts discharged my filing. I got told that I have to resubmit. I do not have the money... Read more »
Check with your local legal aid office about filing a motion to reopen your case so that you can file the certificate. This way you don't need to start over and have two different bankruptcy cases on your credit report. They can also help you with an application for a fee waiver.
If you had a claim against a third party on the day the case was filed, that is an asset which is probably property of the bankruptcy estate. This means that the lawsuit isn't yours to settle. Your attorney in the suit will need to coordinate with the trustee to settle the claim. Part of the...Read more »
We have the letter - from the Trustee: Chapter 7 Trustee's Report of No Distribution. Our Attorney states this is enough. Attorney is in car accident and on 3-week medical leave. Title company says the letter isn't enough but no real good explanation as to why. Maybe it's because the address... Read more »
Title companies often screw up bankruptcy questions, but I think they're right here. Until the case is closed, the home remains property of the bankruptcy estate and isn't yours to sell. The Trustee's Report of No Distribution doesn't affect this. Maybe there's a different view on this topic on...Read more »
Sorry for all the abbreviations above. I tried to get in the essentials as I am not sure if you see this part. I am in LA. & have a 403b worth apx 1OK. I have a loan against it for 1/2 value (5K). I am filing chap7 pro se. It IS a protected asset, but I am not sure about the loan AGAINST it. The... Read more »
Your retirement loan isn't a debt that you would list in the bankruptcy, because it's money you owe yourself. The consequence of not paying it is that it can be treated as a taxable retirement disbursement.
I presume this is a continuation of a question about a car accident settlement. The answer is the same - you need to amend your petitions and schedules and inform the trustee about the claim. The situation is somewhat better if you haven't settled yet, because the trustee still has a chance to take...Read more »
If the car accident took place before the bankruptcy, your claim became part of the bankruptcy estate and it technically wasn't yours to settle. If you have a bankruptcy attorney, you should bring this up with him or her. If you don't, you should definitely get one right away because there are some...Read more »
Hello, i was wondering if I could file chapter 7 in the state of Georgia as an independent or single person family household income separate from my family. I am 27, living at home, I do pay for all my own bills and make under the medium household income in the State of GA, which is around 40k and... Read more »
There are multiple interpretations of what constitutes a "household" for means testing purposes. Some judges will simply count how many people are living in the domicile, others will just look at your dependants, while others will try and figure out who's part of your "financial unit". My...Read more »
You'll need to talk to your attorney (or get one if you don't already have one. In many jurisdictions, but not necessarily MI, the first step would be to bifurcate (split in two) your chapter 13 case. Then you and your wife have separate cases. At that point, your attorney can seek to convert your...Read more »
Depends on what type of service. If it's a utility, like Xcel, they can require a deposit. If it's a cable provider or a gym, they don't have to let you open a new account. If I were representing the creditor, I'd probably advise against bringing up the old debt in the discussion of new service,...Read more »
It sounds like you may need a Chapter 13, which you really shouldn't file without the assistance of an attorney because there are too many moving parts. Consult this site for information about finding "legal services providers in your area who may be able to assist you with your legal needs for...Read more »
In some states, debts can be discharged even if they're not listed. I would check with a bankruptcy attorney in Utah to find out whether that's the case there. That said, simply sending a copy of your discharge order to creditors tends to make many of them back off, even if they weren't listed.
This is going to come down to the judge in your case. Some judges don't believe that they have the authority to approve a reaffirmation after your debts have been discharged. Ask your lawyer to find out whether this is the case before you spend the money to reopen (there's a court fee).
The bankruptcy trustee steps into the shoes of the Debtor. This means the trustee can sue you for the money. Whether or not he or she does so will depend on whether the Debtor discloses the claim, which he or she must, and whether the trustee thinks he or she could prevail in a suit against you.
I believe that this question stems from an earlier one about whether you should move money from your bank account to an IRA prior to filing bankruptcy. There is no question that funds held in an IRA are subject to both federal and state exemptions. My point was that the act of converting a...Read more »
No, you shouldn't make any moves like this without first consulting a local bankruptcy attorney. Pre-bankruptcy asset planning is tricky and shouldn't be done without a full understanding of the risks. Certain activities including moving money around can be avoided by the trustee and put you in a...Read more »
In bankruptcy, you get to retain any assets which are covered by state and federal exemptions. The key to determining whether your home will be safe in bankruptcy is determining how much equity you have in your home (the home's value less any mortgages, liens, etc.) and how much equity your state's...Read more »
I’m having health issues that may cause me to have to quit my job and start disability. This would make it impossible for me to pay my chapter 13 plan and afford to live. Would I be eligible for some type of hardship discharge even though it’s only been 3 years since my chapter 7 discharge if I... Read more »
The relevant dates are the filing dates of your two cases. If your 13 was filled it least 4 years after your 7 was filed, you might be able to get a hardship discharge in the current case. If your 13 was filed within 4 years of the Ch. 7 filing, you won't get a discharge in this case.
I am not a joint card holder. My name is no where on the account. They just helped me out when I was having money issues and I agreed to pay a monthly amount until the balance was paid off. Now, there is no balance and they keep taking my money even though they no longer owe the amount.
I'm sorry, your question it's a little vague so this might not be what you're asking. If you're a joint account holder on the card, your liability isn't discharged by your co-debtor's bankruptcy. This means that they can come after you if you stop paying.
I suspect that they want the credit card paid because it's showing an outstanding balance. Your father may want to consider figuring out which credit report is still showing the outstanding balance and file a dispute so the card shows as discharged in bankruptcy. Once the balance is resolved, the...Read more »
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