Hello. Yes, every state allows exemptions, usually up to a certain amount of equity (the value of the residence minus any debt secured by the property). In Georgia, a homestead exemption of $21,500 is available or $43,000 for a joint case to those who qualify as residents under the applicable...Read more »
If you had a claim against a third party on the day the case was filed, that is an asset which is probably property of the bankruptcy estate. This means that the lawsuit isn't yours to settle. Your attorney in the suit will need to coordinate with the trustee to settle the claim. Part of the...Read more »
Your options for personal bankruptcy come in basically two flavors: Chapter 7 liquidation or Chapter 13 repayment plan. If you are eligible for it, most bankruptcy lawyers will try to file you under a Chapter 7 case, unless there is a reason Chapter 7 wouldn't be best for you. So let's look at how...Read more »
I enrolled in a debt relief program and advised me to stop paying the credit card that I transferred to this program. I have not missed a payment since I enrolled and I am in good standing. Now, one of the cards is suing me for not paying and the debt relief program said that they can not give... Read more »
Im not certain which chapter I would need to file. Im divorced & have no assets. I have less than $20,000 debt, such as judgements from credit cards and a previous landlord, medical & miscellaneous debt. I’m also making small payments on federal student loan debt and am in good standing where... Read more »
Based on the information you provided you would most likely file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Assuming your last Bankruptcy was a Chapter 7 you would qualify for another Chapter 7 since its been over 8 years. One thing you need to consider is any possible inheritance. If you inherit within 6 months of...Read more »
If the mortgage raised your payments due to your taxes being escrowed make sure your taxing authority knows you're a senior so that your tax bracket is frozen and won't increase each year. You might file a chapter 7 bankruptcy to get rid of unsecured debt like credit cards and medical debt which...Read more »
I have tried countless time to make payment arrangements on a local tax which I owe. The agency will not negotiate with me at all. The original debt was $1600. The agency tacked on any additional $1900 in fees and interest. They will only allow 18 months to pay off the debt. I have a small... Read more »
Filed bankruptcy Sept 17. Eviction was filed Sept 23. Landlord waited 30 days with no contact til Oct 23. Threaten eviction. Never received eviction paperwork. Sheriff came out to evict. Provided half of rent owed to landlord. Still providing rent owed to landlord but landlord is still threaten to... Read more »
She has not been living here at home for some time and has been living with her Mother who has convinced her to file for bankruptcy to get rid of her obligations to our debts. She is hiding money from the case to help strengthen it in her mothers accounts as well as possible accounts. She has... Read more »
If the claim was pending when you filed and did not exempt it out, then the trustee has a right to make a claim on it. As for how much, probably the amount of your debt, plus the Trustee's Counsel and Trustee's Commission. Talk to your lawyer
Leasing from Progressive, it cost $1300 total. I want to pay it off in 90 days. If I pay it off and then file for bankruptcy in 2-3 months will they look at the payments from a bank statement and take the property?
Not sure the "leasing" part is accurate. If you will own the laptop after it is paid off, it will be an asset and paying it prior to bankruptcy as a secured creditor (or lease) should not materially impact your case. You will have to disclose it. The issue would be that it was a "preference"....Read more »
I am filing bankruptcy come Jan or Feb (need to gather the funds, or use tax money). I have entered a progressive lease for a 1300 laptop I am using for work and for my kids for school. Should I cancel the lease? Will bankruptcy affect this?
I have learned that if one file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, he will lose his house if the amount of equity matches the amount to be paid to the creditors. There is one exception which is homestead exemption and allows you to protect certain amount of equity.
No. It is measured at the time of filing. In addition to the homestead exemption, you also have a wildcard exemption you can use to protect more equity. If you still have unprotected equity flyer that, you should consider filing a Chapter 13.
I used some personal property as collateral but, no longer had said property and was not ask about it by my attorney or during my bankruptcy hearing. My case was discharged 10/2014. Around August or September 2017 I applied for a small loan and was denied and told by the person I spoke with on the... Read more »
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