Q: My siblings and I own each an 1/8 interest in a property. My brother is filling bankruptcy. What happens?
A: I'm not licensed in Kentucky, so you should consult an attorney licensed in your State. In most States your brother's 1/8 interest would not be exempt under law. What that means is that his bankruptcy estate would include his 1/8 interest and the bankruptcy trustee would be entitled to his interest. The most common resolution would be that the the other siblings could pay the value of his interest to the bankruptcy trustee and keep the property in the family. Do not attempt to transfer the property before he files, as this will likely backfire. Contact a local bankrutpcy lawyer for more onpoint advise.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.