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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey on
Q: Can I prevent my husband from filing for bankruptcy? Does he need my permission in order to do so?
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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 17, 2017

No. A married person can file a bankruptcy as a single filer. He will have to list you as a non-filing spouse. Your income will be included on his schedules and he will have to submit your paystubs and tax returns.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Massachusetts on
Q: Will I lose all of my property if I file for Chapter 7? What can I protect/keep?
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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

The federal bankruptcy laws provide for exemptions. Certain property and equity in property can be protected. You should consult with an experienced local bankruptcy attorney to discuss this. You need to disclose all of your assets, debts and income. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I was denied disability and i did not appeal within 60 days. I was homeless and did not receive mail.. What do i do now
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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

You can still file the appeal but you need to show good cause for filing the appeal late. I suggest contacting your local social security office as soon as possible to request the hearing and establish good cause. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Wisconsin on
Q: My daughter doesn't have a lot of money. Would anyone take her SSDI case and collect your fees when she wins?

She is 35, bipolar, has ADD, fibromyalgia & all over extreme disabiling muscular pain (was on Tramadol in ORD. She has severe allergies that cause her eyes to swell shut and other body parts to break out in huge hives & swell. She can't hold a full time job. The only kind of work she can do is... Read more »

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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

I suggest contacting a local experienced social security attorney. You will find that fees are paid at the end of case if she is awarded benefits. The attorney will get paid directly from social security. The fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits up to a maximum of $6,000. The attorney... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Q: How long does a Chapter 7 case last?
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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

A typical no asset chapter 7 lasts 4-5 months. If the case it an asset case it can last over a year. The majority of cases are no asset cases. I suggest calling a local experienced bankruptcy attorney to discuss your debts, income and assets. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: Hello I am needing of advice on filing for bankruptcy. Can I file for bankruptcy and pay the lawyer in payments?

I am full time employee as a caregiver I make 11hr but i after rent bills and my toddler boys i don't have the money to pay right up front I never did this before so I'm not sure where to start

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Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

Most attorneys offer payment plans but a chapter 7 bankruptcy cannot be filed until the fees are paid in full. You will find the majority of bankruptcy attorneys offer flexible payment plans. I suggest contacting a local bankruptcy attorney and finding out your options for payment arrangements. If... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Arizona on
Q: Need help can I apply for bankruptcy if I'm on disability?

I have under 10,000 in debt and want to apply for for bankruptcy but I am on disability, creditors are calling can't do payment please give advise!

Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven
Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

If your income is disability insurance you should meet the income requirements for filing bankruptcy. You should contact a local bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options and let them know any and all income you are receiving. Bankruptcy is an option if your assets can be protected. As stated... Read more »

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