I'm a disabled resident of Bradford County on SSDI with no other source of income. I own a car worth $14k that I purchased outright using my disability benefits and I have personal belongings within my rented apartment, but hold no real significant value. A creditor is currently suing me for... View More
For Federal Exemptions to apply you would need to be in Federal Court. Pennsylvania has exemptions for levy's and garnishments that a Pennsylvania attorney can advise you of. You should speak with a Pennsylvania attorney in Bradford County so they can assist you with your rights. Since you...View More
The car needs $8000+ in repairs mechanically and the car is not worth that so it is pointless to dump money into it. I’m wondering if I can just surrender the car and continue to make payments on the loan or will there be serious issues with that. Can they take it and sell it and allow me to make... View More
Once a bankruptcy case is filed, the Code provides that you can tender the collateral to the secured lender in full satisfaction of the secured portion of its claim (there may be disputes about the value of the collateral).
Short of a bankruptcy filing, you can certainly offer the car to...View More
my brother filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy was dismissed in 2020 due to lack of payment and unfiled paperwork. It appears from the bankruptcy paperwork he did file that he did not mention the inheritance (possibly because he didn’t know what the final amount would be). It’s now... View More
As your brother's bankrkuptcy was dismissed, for cause, three years ago and no appeal from that dismissal is pending, you may proceed as if the bankruptcy was never filed (there's a specific Bankruptcy Code section that says that).
For that reason, I recommend that you proceed to...View More
I receive allimony from my x husband. However I started out in the negative when he left me after 22 years of marriage and now I have a ton of credit card bills that are all suing me . On top of it I am in the process of getting a dui charg and my life has fallen apart. I am trying to get it back... View More
being sold by some serious experts claims that if you notify the bankrupty court of new funds going to a bankrupt business, the court will pay up to 25 percent of the funds recovered. I cannot find any information about this at all. Do you know of this?
tHE HURSING HOME WANTS TO KNOW WHEN HE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY AND WHEN HE SIGNED THE HOUSE OVER TO MY OTHER NEPHEW WHO IS DEAD. IF IT WAS EASY TO FIND OUT THE ANSWER I WOULD NOT HAVE ASKED YOU. THANK YOU WE THOUGHT THERE WAS A COURT SOMEWHERE WE COULD ASK.
After consultation with a bankruptcy attorney, he suggested I file a Motion to Dismiss related to my ex's Chapter 13 filing. My main argument is that he omitted currently paying for multiple attorneys. This is important because he has not reimbursed me for child-related expenses due under our... View More
Any bankruptcy case deals primarily with "claims" existing on the date of filing, not so much the entities that hold those claims. However, initially, the court requires that a full list of all creditors with claims on the date of inception of the bankruptcy case, with names and...View More
After consultation with a bankruptcy attorney, he suggested I file a Motion to Dismiss related to my ex's Chapter 13 filing. I am wondering if there are limitations on what exhibits I can file publicly? For instance, I was going to provide his employer's offer letter outlining his bonus... View More
You're right on to be concerned about privacy of litigants and disclosures through exhibits. the PA courts all have extensive rules about pleadings and exhibits, and what cannot be made public, and you should google those regarding disclosures through pleadings. (All filings in PA courts,...View More
Judgments become liens on all Real Property the person owns in the County where the Judgment is recorded. Judgments need to be renewed every 5 years to retain the lien and its priority against the Real Property. You should contact an attorney that has experience in Real Estate and Foreclosure Law...View More
Was the debt a mortgage loan? Form 1099A is used to determine capital gains and losses on abandoned or foreclosed property (usually real property.) When you surrender your home in bankruptcy, you may receive a form 1099A from your mortgage lender, most often if (1) the property is vacant and (2)...View More
To be eligible for a Ch. 7 (liquidation, although you keep exempt property), you must have earned something less than the "median income" for your region (you can google it, as it fluctuates). If you have been below the "median" for the last six months, you are eligible for Ch....View More
Technically, I could walk from this mortgage as I am legally free from paying it but I plan to finish it. Can another creditor I'm having trouble with and was not included in the original chapter 7 bankruptcy place a lien against me on this home I have no legal obligation to pay? If yes, what... View More
Justice Clarence Thomas, in the Dewsnup opinion, wrote for the majority that in a Chapter 7 case, a validly perfected mortgage lien against property cannot be "stripped down", i.e., is not affected by the bankruptcy filing (the opinion strangely held that section 106 of the bankruptcy...View More
An overpayment of social security benefits can be discharged in bankruptcy. Since it is a general unsecured nonpriority debt. It just happens to be owed to the government. But, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can object if it determines that the overpayment was...View More
Yep. Pretty much all the credit card issuers by now have software that alerts them whenever one of their credit card holders files for bankruptcy, and, electronically, the bankrupt's access to future credit is terminated (at least until entry of the bankruptcy discharge, and then the debtor...View More
Absolutely. Judgments are one of the main reasons that individuals chose to file bankruptcy. You may want to move quickly as once the creditor receives the judgment, they can engage in post-judgment activities like garnishment or seizure of assets.
They have very little money and the home owners insurance won't help them. The previous owner denies it was a meth lab despite heavy evidence to the contrary. However they have no money to sue in court. The house is under a mortgage. Its also unsafe to live in. They need to leave the home if... View More
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