Hyattsville, MD asked in Bankruptcy for Maryland

Q: How can they hold my money if the injury occurred after the bankruptcy discharged

I filed bankruptcy in 2016 and it was discharged in May 2017. I was injured medically in August 2017 and filed suit. So I never even was injured until 3 months after my bankruptcy discharged. Now the paralegal is telling me they may put a hold on my settlement due to the bankruptcy. My thing is the whole injury never even occurred til after the discharge why would they hold it? I live in Va

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: If it is a post discharge injury, they have no right to withhold your settlement. Highly unlikely that it will be withheld.

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