My mother died while in the bankruptcy process with a lawyer, but when I asked another lawyer to search bankruptcy databases, he found nothing. So is my late mother's estate entitled to a refund from her lawyer?
Probably not. Most of the lawyer's work in a consumer bankruptcy, Ch. 7 or 13, must be done before the bankruptcy case is filed. Certainly, the Estate representative can request an accounting/refund from the bankruptcy lawyer, but you can expect that he/she will prepare a bill, showing time...Read more »
My ex-wife co-signed a personal loan and vehicle loan while we were still married. Our divorce recently finalized and in the divorce decree it states that I will take responsibility for both loans. I am past due on both loans due to loss of income. I had to switch jobs due to medical issues.... Read more »
This needs the attention a good, local bankruptcy lawyer.
On general principals a Chapter 7 can discharge your obligations, but that does not discharge the debt on her part--she still owes it. Depending on the terms of your divorce decree it is possible that the divorce court could still...Read more »
I purchased my home 2 years ago. I filed chapter 7 5 years ago. One of the judgements I filed on has put a lien on my home I purchased years after my bankruptcy and now it’s holding up the sale of my house. How do I get rid of it?
While you can file a Chapter 13 immediately after a Chapter 7, you're not eligible for a discharge of debts unless 4 years have passed between the filing of the 7 and the filing of the 13. A 13 filed within 4 years of a 7 would simply provide for the repayment of debts without a discharge of...Read more »
I filed a chapter 7 on 5/03 and received a standard discharge on 10/03. Then I filed a chapter 13 on 2/04 and it was dismissed on 7/04. filed another 13, 8/04 and it was dismissed 2/05. I didn't really file the two chapter 13 but it shows I did but I know who did. My question is this possible?... Read more »
While you can file a Chapter 13 immediately after a Chapter 7, you're not eligible for a discharge of debts unless 4 years have passed between filings. Because the two Chapter 13 cases were dismissed, they're not especially relevant from as legal standpoint. However, if you file...Read more »
Your credit score will be drastically reduced and credit will cost you more than someone with good credit. However, many lenders will be happy to lend you money upon conclusion of your bankruptcy bc they know you can’t file again for eight years. It also provides you with a relatively easy...Read more »
I just filed for Ch 7. And just 1 day later my main bank which I have checking, savings, and a credit card with sent me a letter notifying me that all my accounts will be closed because they received notice of my filing. I immediately applied for a new account elsewhere. Will I need to report and... Read more »
Between April and May 2018, my Cousin needed a car and I felt I could not afford to keep up the payments on my 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid. She applied for a loan with her Credit Union and they had me sign over my interests and give them power of attorney. They then paid off my car loan in full with my... Read more »
My wife owns our home which she bought in 2003. The title is recorded in her name only as her sole and separate property and the mortgage and taxes are in her name only. At the time she bought the home, I signed a quit claim deed giving up all interest in the property. Additionaly, in 2011, she... Read more »
Yes. There is still an equitable interest that you should list as an asset on your petition. Consult your Bankruptcy lawyer as to the further ramifications of the interest, but you should list it out of an abundance of caution.
How can a person who is barely surviving paycheck to paycheck waiting for paycheck to pay rent supposed to leave their job without consequences to make it in time to rental office before they close to pay rent ? If you don't make it in time by few minutes before the office closes then your... Read more »
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