Yes, all personal injury proceeds received in lump sum is 100% exempt; however, do not deposit it into an account with other funds--keep it completely separate until after your discharge, so as to be able to prove every penny came from the settlement check. Once you commingle it, you risk having...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 »
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.
Would I have to have the Ch13 in NYS dismissed and then refile in MD? The payments to the trustee are too high. I'm struggling to pay it. Also, I owe student loans. I Am planning on going back to college. You do not have to pay back student loans while you are in school at least half time.... Read more »
I have completed my schedule A/B and other forms that are due tomorrow. I just need to know if I place only my 50% interest on my schedule a/b as this drives my answers for schedule c exemptions and other docs as you know. I would appreciate any feedback but I don't have time to discuss details.... Read more »
You have to list the house as an asset in which you have a 1/2 undivided interest in the bankruptcy petition. But if you’re filing a 13, it’s a repayment plan so none of your assets should be in jeopardy.
It doesn’t disappear ever. When a Chapter 7 is filed, the automatic stay is created. If the 7 goes to fruition, debts are discharged in about 90 days. If it is a Chapter 13 repayment plan, it can be up to five years.
The beginning of the measuring period is the date you knew, or should have known, of the wrong. It is generally 36 months for contracts and civil lawsuits. There are exceptions: in some cases measuring years are shorter (one year for assault and battery) and longer (12 years) for contracts under...Read more »
What does that mean, and how long will the other ten closed accounts be after me to do the same thing? Should I look into filing bankruptcy to rid the rest of closed accounts with a pro bono legal aid someone that doesn't charge to take your case?I have no money to pay high price chapter 7 and want... Read more »
The return date is simply the date by which the summons must be returned as served on you by the plaintiff, or it expires and they must have a new summons issued. If that happens, the trial date may also change. If this is a suit for debt, and you owe a lot more, then yes you should consider...Read more »
I've called and left messages to one of the legal aid but no one has gotten back to me yet. Meanwhile looking else where or online to check other pro bono legal help, some law firms show to file bankruptcy only $500. I know that's a scam. If you know of any please by all means email me!... Read more »
Legal aid will help you prepare the documents, but probably will not be able to adequately advise you the same way an attorney would and does not actually represent you. You might end up being ok filing yourself, but so many things can go wrong that you wouldn't know about in advance. I highly...Read more »
As I said before I received a summons on Tuesday and have till June for court, can pro bono stop the other creditors or contact them that I'm filing bankruptcy because I have no funds to pay them. What really saying can they stop them right away or its gonna take months before they contact the... Read more »
I am filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in the state of Maryland, trying to protect primary vehicle that has lien from Navy Credit Union and need to know what schedule do I list the car and where do I add the Wild Card
Personal property under federal bankruptcy exemptions
Trying to protect vehicle that is Primary used for work from Chapter 7 Liquidation by Bankruptcy Trustee in the State of Maryland. On what form do I add the Maryland Wildcard exemptions MD Code Ann. C & JP § 11-504(f), & MD Code Ann. C & JP § 11-504(b)(5), is it the Schedule C? Please advise...
I have a chapter 13 that I finished paying in April 2018 and one of the creditors has been unreachable and they cannot send the payment to them so the Trustee will not close the case or discharge it until this happens, but in the meantime I am in need of buying a new car and nobody will give me... Read more »
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