Columbus, OH asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio

Q: We filed a Joint Chapter 7 Bankruptcy this year. Case was discharged February 6th, 2018. We included our vehicle in

the case. Car was repossessed after we telephoned repo-man. Our bank is sending us Notices of their plan to sell property. They state date of auction and mention we may purchase the car that we abandoned? During our appointment with the Trustee he also mentioned that records showed car was abandoned. What does abandoned mean to us in this case?

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Dean Paolucci
Dean Paolucci
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Stow, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It very likely means that the Trustee abandoned his interest in the vehicle; ie, he is not interested in pursuing it as an asset of your estate. This doesn't mean much for you, you really just need the debt to be discharged, which it should be once your bankruptcy goes through. Best of luck to you.

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