There are multiple fees when filing bankruptcy. The first is the bankrutpcy court's filing fee. This fee is the same for everyone. Currenlty, a chapter 7 filing fee is $338. The remaining fees are subject to change based on your specific case and the attorney you choose. These fees...Read more »
If you are indeed judgment proof, I believe that should be enough to dissuade debt collectors from harassing you, but if not, get a lawyer and allow them to take the steps necessary to stop the creditors from harrasing you.
When I filed I had forgotten to tell the attorney I receive small checks at different times, but so few over time. Will the trustee take these checks in the future? The attorney said she would have to file an ammendment, The asbestos lawyer will not release any funds until she says ok. I cant ever... Read more »
You should disclose this settlement income to the court when you learn of it -- you do this by amending your Chapter 13 schedules. If you don't, you could later lose your right to any damages from the claim. The next step would be to exempt these funds as much as possible, where the law allows.
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