I spoke to an attorney from New Mexico and he suggested I file bankruptcy in Colorado where I live most of the time. He advised me that it may be possible to file bankruptcy in Colorado under the Homestead Laws for a lien filed from an inaccurate boundary survey judgment. I have questions and need... View More
Your residency is more where you intend to reside as where you actually spend time. There is a legal footprint of your residency. Where you vote, where you keep most of your assets, what you give out as your address, driver's license, car registrations. I think you confuse the issue of where...View More
I am a U.S. citizen currently in a Ch 13 bankruptcy. My spouse is not included as a debtor. I am the primary listed on the joint returns. We have no unfiled returns. My spouse has a naturalization interview coming up, and we want to know how these taxes in repayment will affect the outcome of the... View More
11USC525 a says "a governmental unit may not deny, revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew a license, permit, charter, franchise, or other similar grant to, condition such a grant to, discriminate with respect to such a grant against, deny employment to, terminate the employment of, or...View More
It depends on the type of lender. Credit unions have greater rights than banks. Most credit unions have a cross-collateralization clause in their loan agreements. That makes any debt owed the credit union secured by collateral given on any other debt, so the credit union may not release the...View More
I was contacted by a law group saying I owed on an old credit card debt. They're saying the last time they tried to contact me was 2016 from a card I obtained before 2010. It was a JCPenny store card. They're threatening garnishment. I paid off all my debts before I purchased my home in... View More
Credit card lawsuits typically involve two different jurisdictions - the issuer's home state and the borrower's home state, and the shorter of the two may apply in Virginia. In Virginia Code Section 8.01- 232, there are three conditions on the enforceability of a waiver of the right to...View More
Voluntary dismissal after 2+ years in plan. Tried to restablish payment plan for auto loan. They claim I fell further behind after I filed because they didn't receive timely plan payments from the trustee and charged it off. Now they are threatening repossession and say I am 9 months more... View More
A "charge-off" of a loan by the financial institution is often misconstrued. It in no way affects the borrower's legal obligation to repay the debt; it is only an in-house accounting entry and loan classification that affects the bank's capital/lending limits and is usually...View More
Yes, your earnings obtained through Workers' Compensation are exempt from execution by creditors based on the statute you reference. Since the Commonwealth of Virginia does not allow its citizens to use the federal exemptions, the benefit is clear that Virginia's protection of...View More
I am married but filing by myself. I just wanted to know if schedules I/J are used or form 122C-2 (using local and national standards) should be used to determine repayment plan. I want to compare to what my lawyer proposed to make sure I am getting sound advice.
Both are used by Ch. 13 Trustees in my PA district, as guidelines, but the "bottom line" amount which your plan must propose to be confirmed is the net fair market value of the property/assets you propose to retain. There is a Bankruptcy Code provision that requires that a Ch. 13 plan...View More
Fiduciaries in Virginia must file accountings and reports with the Commissioner of Accounts for the city or county involved. If a foreclosure auction results in a surplus of proceeds, most substitute trustees would file an interpleader action in the Circuit Court and name all interested parties as...View More
The same court where the foreclosure action was docketed and proceeded to auction and ratification of the sale. That would be the circuit court in the jurisdiction where the property is located. As this is a Virginia matter and you posted this question on a Maryland legal forum, you should consult...View More
A contempt proceeding for an ED violation may or may not be a violation of the automatic stay in bankruptcy. The question is whether the purpose of the proceeding is to extract a private monetary remedy (not allowed) or to uphold the dignity of the court (allowed). Some have cast this as civil v....View More
If the creditor attempts to collect on a discharged debt, the debtor reopen the case and can file a show cause proceeding against the creditor for violating the discharge injunction and may recover actual damages, attorney's fees and costs, and with willful and intentional violations causing...View More
Debts. He paid him 100,000 not to lose his house. The lawyer ( trusty) and his wife came in to short sell my brothers and his families house. He thought the case was closed. He is now suing him for the third time and his LLC which is my mothers land and property. This is occurring in the Eastern... View More
First, your creditors receive payments in a Chapter 13 case as distributed by the Chapter 13 Trustee in your case. Second, the creditors who have been listed on the bankruptcy schedules are not always the ones who get paid in a Chapter 13 case. The creditors must file a proof of claim to be...View More
Typically, after a bankruptcy case you need to take affirmative action to build your credit. There are many ways to rebuild your credit such as a secured credit card, taking a higher interest car loan, or having a co-signer with you on a loan.
If you listed all your "old collectors"/creditors names and addresses on your prior bankruptcy schedules filed with the court, and the bankruptcy court has entered its Order of general discharge, then you're good/safe, and if any of your old discharged unsecured creditors attempt in...View More
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