credit card debt. She will loose her home to the company they signed the reverse mortgage with. She will recieve $300k from a life insurance policy. Is there anyway for her to file bankruptcy to get rid of the unsecured debt and protect the life insurance money so she can survive financially?
It depends on the type of life insurance. Please understand that bankruptcy is a very complicated process. It is wise to talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney before deciding to take this important step. I am attaching a link to some free videos that explain how bankruptcy works:...Read more »
Expenses paid by others is "income" - but there are four places that income is addressed in a bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a very complicated process (somewhat like a Rubik's cube - one answer changes others). Please take time to educate yourself about bankruptcy before jumping into the unknown. As...Read more »
i walked away and the case was dismissed the first time. just after the dismissal i lost my job. after a month and a half, got a new job for much less money. I am filing again with the same lawyer (made payments until 100% paid), two hours before our signing meeting, her assistant called to say... Read more »
Filed Chapter 7 on 3/20/18. It was finalized (discharged) July 2018. My trustee stated that I needed to give her my entire refund. Once she receives if than she would take portion of it from January to March and refund me back the rest of the amount. When I asked how much she would be taking she... Read more »
I am filing for bankruptcy the middle of March chapter 7 in Arizona. I am surrendering my current vehicle. My husband is filing also with me and he has a vehicle he is affirming. If I get a used car from a dealership right now, am I okay to do so?
filed my 2018 tax return saying "you're low income and you have kids, so I know you'll get a big return." Is it left to the trustee's discretion whether he can take a portion of my return, or does a judge decide that? Would low income circumstances be relevant in whether I can keep my return or... Read more »
I filed 2018 tax return and is expected February 27th, 2019. I’m not filing bankruptcy till Mid March. I was told that I need to spend all my refund on bills and nothing personal (vacation, furniture, clothes, etc.) Am I correct with this? Or am I still able to use my refund for other things than... Read more »
You should consult your bankruptcy lawyer regarding how to handle the refunds but if you do spend them, you probably should use them to pay your ongoing monthly bills rather than on items that look like entertainment or waste.
In just one year of attending I have a $33,249.70 Student Account balance past due at Arizona State University. This is the amount owed to ASU after all Financial Aid payments ($23,000 of student loans) were applied and is growing with a $100 per month late fee. I am going to SCC for this spring... Read more »
You need to consult a local bankruptcy attorney. Many student accounts are federally insured and your debt may be non-dischargeable as most student loans are. You need a lawyer to delve into this deeper and determine whether your debt is dischargeable!
I have found out about this lawsuit against myself only through receiving a letter from a local lawyer alerting me to this and offering a free consultation. Attached was a court code that let me validate this through an AZ court government lookup.
The plaintiff has not yet had any filings... Read more »
You should consult an attorney regarding this debt. Nothing can happen unless you are served so time is on your side. Your attorney can then determine potential defenses or potential offensive maneuvers to try.
Frequent flyer miles are not on the Arizona exemption list, but depending on circumstances, you may be able to use other exemptions called a 'wild card'. This is the first of hundreds of questions you should be asking so it is best to talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney in order to determine...Read more »
We do not want to affect his parents and we do not want to lose the house. The equity is less than $150,000. Is there a way to file Chp 7 and still keep the house? Can my husband reaffirm? We cannot allow his parents to be affected at all.
I did not qualify for chapter 7 and choose not to file chapter 13. I have an excellent pay record with my creditors and want to continue that. Will they unrestrict my cards and allow me to pay as usual?
Most likely it will be considered a non-exempt asset which the trustee could sell to pay off your creditors. You should speak to a local attorney to review your exact situation, but most likely you're better off getting a home equity line mortgage to pay off your debts.
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