I understand your fear. Good news is that an experienced Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy lawyer will be able to share with you the pros and cons of each type of bankruptcy. Chapter 7 and 13 are similar but different. You need to know what would happen given your specific facts. I hope this helps a...Read more »
I filed bankruptcy and it was discharged in 2018. A judgement was included in the bankruptcy, but the court is still showing it as open. I mailed them a copy of my discharge papers and of schedule E&F showing the debt was included. I also wrote a letter asking them to update their records and... Read more »
This is going to be an issue for reopening your case and then filing a motion to avoid judicial lien. This is the most common way to address this issue. You should seek your bankruptcy attorney's assistance or hire other counsel to help you. Probably a difficult task to take on yourself.
I believe you meant 341(a) hearing. Section 361 of the bankruptcy code deals with adequate protection payments. At the Meeting of Creditors (aka 341 the Meeting of Creditors) the chapter 7 trustee will ask questions regarding your petition and schedules you previously submitted. For example, the...Read more »
There are Ohio state law exemptions that are applied to any equity in any asset to protect it from the Chapter 7 trustee. The Ohio Homestead exemption is $145,425, so most homes are protected in a Chapter 7. For savings accounts, you can apply the cash on hand and the wildcard exemptions, which...Read more »
We have heard from the chapter 13 trustees in the Southern District that they are not pursuing or accounting for the stimulus check(s). I have not seen any case in Northern or Southern District (in a Chapter 7 case) yet where the trustee is pursuing the recovery of the stimulus check(s). We...Read more »
I have building, property and contents on a SBA loan that is 2 months behind as well as personal guarantees on with vendors for product and supplies. My personal / business credit card are maxed out trying to save the business.
I have recently moved to Ohio to take a new job that pays me... Read more »
I would need to know more about the business as to whether a Chapter 7 business filing is necessary or whether you should wind down the business entity outside of a bankruptcy context. Your personal guarantee leads me to believe a personal Chapter 7 or 13 may be necessary. There are rules about...Read more »
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 think an issue arises in their bankruptcy that they needed to have reported you as someone who owes them money or property. Their bankruptcy trustee would have an interest in the money you owe them. It appears you have some form of a contract with the debtor(s). The credit card creditor has a...Read more »
To qualify for a chapter 7, the primary test you must pass is the means test. There are other tests, such as the residency test, etc. The means test examines the size of your household and applies a certain annual gross income threshold figure to see if you qualify. The judge doesn't ask you...Read more »
The house is paid off free and clear. I was in a wreck after losing insurance cause husband has cancer. I need to file chapter 7. Will anything happen to my dads house will it stop me from filing. Also how long do you have to live in a house before filing.
It doesn't sound as if the house is your primary residence, so the homestead exemption does not apply. Therefore, if you filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one half of the value of the home is subject to liquidation. On the other hand, if the residence is your primary residence, then the...Read more »
I spoke to a lawyer about qualifying for bankruptcy and she said we made too much to try back in a couple of months when we made less. But my car has stopped working so i need to trade it in to buy a new one. Is that going to prevent me from filing chapter 7 in a few months? Are there any negative... Read more »
Here's your possible negative ramification: Be aware of the following 30 day rule if a car loan is obtained on a vehicle right before you file bankruptcy. If your new car lienholder does not properly perfect its lien within 30 days of you taking delivery of the vehicle, then the Chapter 7...Read more »
With vehicles in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must inform your creditor of your intent to either keep or surrender the vehicle. That document is called a Statement of Intention. If you are not current at the time you file or if you later become delinquent on the vehicle during the bankruptcy, the...Read more »
Yes, the time period between filing Chapter 7 bankruptcies is 8 years. There are other requirements and things to consider to make sure your situation is handled correctly, but yes you are ok to file based upon the time period.
Your question is very broad, but I'll try to share some general information with you. Filing a bankruptcy has several requirements or components to it. The first question would be which type of bankruptcy may be appropriate given your overall situation. A Chapter 7 involves qualifying you and...Read more »
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