Clarksville, TN asked in Bankruptcy for Arizona

Q: Inheritance during chapter 13

I am 3 years into chapter 13 with 2 years left. My base plan is $22,000 which I’ve paid $12,000 $10,000 left. This is for secured creditors. Question is if I was to receive an inheritance for $50,000 for example, would trustee take $10,000 only? I have many unsecured creditors so would they take the whole thing to start paying unsecured creditors? So I would get nothing? Thanks in advance

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Justin M. Gillman
Justin M. Gillman
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Edison, NJ

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