In Michigan, marital property is divided equally between the spouses in the event of a divorce. However, this rule can be modified by the court based on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the contributions of each spouse, and the needs of the children. In the case you...View More
I do not have the funds to catch up on the amount that I am behind on the payments. I also am unable to convert because my lawyer says that I must pay her $3000 to do that. I also have no money to pay the $3000. What (if anything) can I do to salvage my case? My case is set to close at the end of... View More
For starters make sure you can convert. If you own your home the house value may have gone up substantially and a conversion may not be possible. If you can convert, shop around, you can always substitute attorney's and there may be someone who can help you for less than the quoted amount.
So the situation is I have a credit card that I got behind on and was being bombarded with 2-3 calls a day on average totaling way more than the reasonable amount allowed. Everytime I would try and awnser to request they stop I would get dead air then disconnected leading me to believe they are... View More
You may consider reaching out to an attorney who focuses on consumer rights or consumer protection law to handle this matter. They can assist in assessing whether the collection practices violate the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and help you...View More
My cousin recently left a continuing care facility that filed chapter 11 two weeks later. Per her contract she gave 60 days notice but moved out in 20. Is she obligated to pay for the remaining 40 days since she probably wont be getting the 90% of her entrance fee back that was promised in her... View More
A bankruptcy alone does not void a contract. Chapter 11 is a business reorganization. Essentially someone - a trustee - takes over the business, managing its assets and liabilities. Largely, that process does not affect you the consumer.
Think about it: you have likely bought products or...View More
It depends on your home value. If the home is worth 200,000 the combination of the State Exemption $69,200 and the liquidation cost of $20,000 would reduce the required payoff to around $10,000. If the house is worth more, the amount you would have to pay in would be less because the liquidation...View More
The question is, can you protect the equity. It depends on your marital status, the type of debt you have and the amount of equity. For example if you are single, and you use the Federal exemptions you can protect up to 27,900 if you use Federal Exemptions or $46,255 if you use State Exemptions....View More
I signed reaffirmation agreements for my car and a credit card and I would just like to know how long does it take to be filed and received by the court. I know when you file bankruptcy that it is received by the courts pretty quickly so I was wondering if it worked the same way with reaffirmation... View More
My attorney (the one who is representing me in the Chapter 13), wants me to pay her $3,000 to convert. I do not have $3,000, and I am aware that the court only charges a small ($25?) conversion fee. I understand that she wants to get paid for her work, which is understandable. However, I don't... View More
If you simply cease to make payments to the Ch. 13 Trustee, that office will file its own motion to convert or dismiss, and you can appear at the resulting hearing and express your wishes, which will probably be granted.
It is more problematic if there is a wage garnishment in place that...View More
The bankruptcy discharge prohibits a creditor from demanding payment of a discharged debt. However, it does not require a prospective lender to lend to you. Therefore, it is illegal for the creditor holding a discharged debt to try to enforce it against you, but legal for a bank to deny you a...View More
Certainly, you should speak to your attorney about filing a motion to reopen the case and obtain permission to file the appropriate documents. He or she should obviously comply with your request. Refiling is also a possibility, but there are factors that might prevent it.
I have 44,000 in equity for my home, I am still paying mortgage, completed reaffirmation agreement that lender sent. The allowed exemption was 27,900. I have the same issue with my car, I do not own, however there is 7,000.00 in equity, the trustee states I only can exempt 1475.00. I am up to date... View More
It doesn't mean anything if no one objected. Most creditors don't, but the Trustee may do so for the benefit of all creditors. If you have exceeded your exemptions, amending your schedules won't make any difference (it is a question of fact, not just about what you assert on your...View More
You can refile 8 years after the most recent Chapter 7 filing. You can file a Chapter 13 and 4 years after your most recent Chapter 7 filing. Depending on your circumstances you may want to file the Chapter 13 to stop garnishments etc.
I have a lawsuit that wages are garnished for from an old car repo and I just received papers for a car that I co-signed with my ex about a civil suit I am not currently working and I think I need to file bankruptcy if I can but am lost as to how to even get the right paperwork to file
Currently I am going through a bankruptcy and have filed for chapter 13. A few months ago my attorney said I could take means test and file for chapter 7. After a few weeks they stated I passed the test and could file for chapter 7.
My attorney told me I needed to pay $1925 for fees to... View More
I was scammed on a house I was paying someone who acted as the landlord later I found out it's the banks house so they came after me for the rent I already payed an have been taking it from me through taxes for years
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