Virginia Beach, VA asked in Bankruptcy for Virginia

Q: Can i file for banckruptcy while i am in the philippines?

Can i file for banckruptcy ( without losing my house) while i am in the philippines? Or can i authorize my dad to do the process while im out of the country? And will it affect my application of child custody?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Robert R Weed

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Annandale, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: After you send the papers to the court, you are required about a month later, to show up in person to answer questions. Usually you can get permission for a call in if you are on assignment for the US Government; other approval is tough.

When are you planning to be back?

Timothy Denison

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Tough to get approved not bring there. Contact a Virginia attorney to see how such things are handled in your home district.

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