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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: How long does is take to file a Chapter 7 after all documents have been turned in?

I want to file Chapter 7. I have turned in all documents asked and both case had been filed as of 8 days

Sonya Jackson
Sonya Jackson
answered on Jul 31, 2023

Once you submit the requested paperwork to your attorney (presumably including your credit counseling certificate), he or she will prepare your bankruptcy petition. Your attorney will then review the petition with you to confirm that the petition is complete and correct. If the petition is complete... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family Law for Kansas on
Q: My husband moved to Florida we are not legally separated so could I file for divorce and bankruptcy at the same time?

If I file for bankruptcy and he gets very upset and filed for divorce how would that affect my bankruptcy? Can he try to get me to pay the debt in the divorce?

Sonya Jackson
Sonya Jackson
answered on Jul 14, 2023

You can file your bankruptcy case and your divorce case on the same day. However, from a practical perspective, it may make more sense to get your bankruptcy behind you before filing for divorce. This is because, by having the debt discharged before the divorce, you reduce the number of issues that... View More

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Q: So I filed a Chapter 7 in 2021 . I had a vehicle that I surrendered under the bankruptcy but got another at the same tim

Can both of these be classified under my filing if I only signed paperwork for one . Because they both show up when I try to get anything as both being under my Bankruptcy.

Sonya Jackson
Sonya Jackson
answered on Feb 22, 2023

The answer depends on multiple factors that are not clear from your question (e.g., the date you filed your bankruptcy case; the dates you took out each of your auto loans; what you elected to do with the second vehicle).

Unless you reaffirm a debt, your chapter 7 discharge will include...
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