If so does that mean she doesn’t have to pay me what the judge ordered her to pay and is there a way to stop her from not paying us and adding it to the bankruptcy when she files? We filed the case in small claims before she ever started to file for bankruptcy but now she’s saying her lawyer is... Read more »
If she has filed bankruptcy you are barred from collection. Dont even think about it. However, the only way to properly check is to call the court clerk. Do not trust her to file. Clients often claim they filed or will file. She is only protected if she actually files the bankruptcy. The...Read more »
Every Divorce case depends on the facts who paid for the dog, who owned the dog prior to the couple getting together and 100 other facts that can be brought up. Normally registering a dog is from the breeder to the purchaser. You can't just register the dog with the AKC without the breeder...Read more »
If a motion for relief from stay has been filed in your case your lawyer should file a response, not you. If you have no lawyer you have a limited time to file an objection or the mortgage company will go back to state court and sell the home. What commonly happens is the debtor fails to make...Read more »
The answer is yes. Of course whether or not you are in a community property state or not also effects how much a trustee can do. Basically the trustee owns the excess equity in any Chapter 7 case. Filing the case gives that equity to the trustee at the moment of filing and it cannot be undone...Read more »
Almost every lawyer gives a free initial consultation. However you get what you pay for. You can get a pro bono attorney but we can not work for free. We have to pay for the office and our student loans. If the attorney is learning how to file a bankruptcy by doing your case it probably wont...Read more »
Generally no. Child support and some debts can reach into even social security retirement and disability. Normally judgment creditors cannot attach your disability. Once the check is cashed and placed into a checking account and co mingled with other funds it is completely attachable. So be...Read more »
This generally happens if there is a cross collateral clause in the contract where all the loans are secured by any other loan. These are most often found in credit union contracts. In bankruptcy you can redeem the vehicle and take it from the credit union by paying the fair market value of the...Read more »
Yes with court approval for most transfers. Whether she can transfer depends on how much equity she has in the property. If the property would not have given creditors any meaningful distribution in a Chapter 7 the judge may allow it.
However. if there is substantial equity for the...Read more »
Almost every lawyer gives a free initial consultation. However you get what you pay for. You can get a pro-bono attorney if you have little or no income. But be realistic we can not work for free. We have to pay for the office and our student loans. If the attorney is learning how to file a...Read more »
No! In the bankruptcy petition the Debtor should have announced his option to pay the lease and accept it or reject it. If this is a lease and the bankruptcy was filed during an eviction proceeding the debtor may deposit any overdue funds with the court and accept the lease but immediately cure...Read more »
The CARES act seems to be very clear that the Stimulus money cannot be used as "income" when FILING bankruptcy or when CONFIRMING the chapter 13 plan. The language isn't quite as clear for people currently in a confirmed Chapter 13 plan. Will I be able to keep the stimulus money or... Read more »
Yes, we file bankruptcy for just one spouse all the time. The means test does use the income for both spouses to determine whether a Chapter 13 or 7 should be filed but most of the time just one spouse can file.
No this does not mean garnishment. However it is one step towards garnishment. Normally a creditor will attempt to attach any home you have, any bank account you have and your wages within days or weeks after they get the judgment. You have a very short time after the judgment is issued to...Read more »
A Business bankruptcy never discharges. It open for 2 years I believe but parties can be hauled back in years later. Yes you can be summonsed to testify. You can also be hauled in and be subject to turning over assets if you took company property or opportunities. This isn't like a...Read more »
You may not have been served with the complaint. Often when a creditor cannot find you they will ask for a warning order attorney. This attorney will attempt to find you and send the complaint to you. But if he cant find you the judge may and probably will eventually issue a default judgment....Read more »
In the Western District of Kentucky, it doesn't matter. The refund is paid to the Trustee if you don't have a 100% plan. You get to keep the fees for preparing the return and the earned income credit. You lose the child credit. You should increase your deductions during the year so...Read more »
Trailers are the very worst way to purchase a home. It is almost always better to let the trailer go back and to purchase a home which increases in value over time. A Trailer always depreciates in value. If it is all you can afford I understand it. But the payment is rent and eventually it falls...Read more »
Yes you do have to go to at least one hearing. About 99% of my clients only have to go to one hearing the 341 hearing. The questions are very simple and you will be asked questions about the accuracy of your petition for about 5 minutes. The Trustee is looking for hidden assets, your ability to...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.