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Q: Are proceeds from a lawsuit okay to deposit if debt was included in a bankruptcy six years ago that was discharged

Filed (Oct/2012) and received a chapter 7 discharge in Dec/2012. Received a check in mail this week (9/27/18) for fees reimbursed from lawsuit from one of my discharged debts not entire debt but usury interest reimbursement . Unknowingly I deposited it today. Is this money mine or the bankruptcy estate's? Again it's six years past discharge and for fees charged. Fees were only 271.00

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Technically, it belongs to the estate but practically it’s only $271 and you probably have exemptions to protect it if the did claim it and it’s 6 years old, so probably ok to just deposit.

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