Gordon Charles Webb's answer It depends on a lot of things, for example was your employer at fault, are they properly paying your maintenance and cure, was the other vessel at fault. These and other questions need to discussed with a maritime lawyer.
Gordon Charles Webb's answer The simple answer is no, if the value of your assets fall within the allowable exemptions then you do not lose those belongings. However, bankruptcy is complex thus you should consult with an experienced attorney for a complete evaluation.
Gordon Charles Webb's answer You certainly will if you stop paying on the mortgage, however, in order to properly answer this question you will need to consult with a bankruptcy lawyer and provide additional information such as the FMV of the home, the amount of mortgage, other possible liens, the amount of equity in the home. Also whether you qualify for Chapter 7 or will be filing chapter 13 are important factors along with the amount of your debt. So really, this question requires more information for a proper answer...
Gordon Charles Webb's answer Depending upon additional facts and the particular jurisdiction, probably best to call the local authorities, i.e. Coast Guard, police or sheriff before saying or attempting much other than instructing the individual to leave. Be sure to have a credible witness who can attest to the reasonableness of your actions.
Gordon Charles Webb's answer Sheriffs usually don't run around making false threats without acting, but if he is for real - and not some rent a cop - you might respectfully ask him for his basis. . . . . We would need more information, i.e. did you destroy property or just drink to much?
Gordon Charles Webb's answer What kind of case is it, cruise ship, Jones Act Seaman FTC case???? If a cruise ship, you better read your contract of carriage as most cruise claims are limited to one year, with a 6 month notice provision. If you are a seaman, then typically you have three years, unless you were working on a government vessel or cruise ship in which case the time limit will likely be different depending on a few factors. So you as you can see, more information is necessary to properly assess your situation.
Gordon Charles Webb's answer Equity in any property over and above the allowable exemption amount. For example if you own a Ferrari free and clear, you will have equity in the car that exceeds the allowable auto exemption amount.
Gordon Charles Webb's answer Any medical treatment related to injuries that manifested while in the service of the vessel is covered under the maritime doctrine of cure until you reach maximum medical cure.
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