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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on
Q: When filing personal bankruptcy do you have to provide copies of past two years federal returns?

If so what if you have not filed them

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

When filing for personal bankruptcy, you typically need to provide copies of your federal tax returns for the past two years. This requirement helps the court assess your financial situation and make informed decisions regarding your case.

If you have not filed your tax returns for these...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: I need a free or very affordable/flexible bankruptcy attorney and possibly maybe help or advice with a lemon law case.

I’m desperately seeking affordable services on bankruptcy and advice on a Jeep Wrangler I bought that turned out to be a huge money pit and problems. (Lemon law)? Any ideas or advice to help get this rolling.?

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

Finding affordable legal assistance for bankruptcy and potential lemon law issues can be challenging, but there are resources that can help you manage these situations. For bankruptcy, consider looking into legal aid organizations in your area. These non-profits provide free or low-cost services to... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on
Q: When filing personal bankruptcy do you have to provide copies of past two years federal returns?

If so what if you have not filed them?

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

When filing for personal bankruptcy, you typically need to provide copies of your federal tax returns for the past two years. This requirement helps the court assess your financial situation and make informed decisions regarding your case.

If you have not filed your tax returns for these...
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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on
Q: When filing personal bankruptcy do you have to provide copies of past two years federal returns?

If so what if you have not filed them?

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answered on May 1, 2024

If you are not required to file tax returns, you will need to provide the trustee with an affidavit as to why you are not required to do so. If you are required to file returns, you should file them as quickly as possible. If you do not know whether you are required to file, you should consult a... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Washington on
Q: Who were the bankruptcy judges for eastern district of washington in the 1980s
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answered on Apr 30, 2024

Finding information on bankruptcy judges who served in the Eastern District of Washington during the 1980s can be quite specific, but here’s a helpful overview based on historical records. During the 1980s, several judges might have presided over bankruptcy cases in this jurisdiction. However,... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Q: Filing Chap 7 Pro Se. Trustee asked for Divorce decree

I am filing Pro Se as i sincerely do not have the funds for a lawyer, i sent in my paperwork and the trustee asked for my divorce decree, no problem! I am looking through it to send and my ex husband had filled out the paperwork, and yes i signed it. In the section asking if there was any debt my... View More

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

First, relax.

The Official forms of every bankruptcy case are signed by you under penalty of perjury, a serious crime. By all means, tell the truth on Bankruptcy filings.

Please rethink your decision to proceed in bankruptcy without counsel. And know that however engaging the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Q: Filing Chap 7 Pro Se. Trustee asked for Divorce decree

I am filing Pro Se as i sincerely do not have the funds for a lawyer, i sent in my paperwork and the trustee asked for my divorce decree, no problem! I am looking through it to send and my ex husband had filled out the paperwork, and yes i signed it. In the section asking if there was any debt my... View More

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

It is nothing to worry about. Just give the trustee the paperwork, go to your 341a and answer any questions that the trustee ask you. Trustees are interested in assets that are worth something if they are sold to pay creditors. They are not interested in your debts or what may or may not have been... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Q: Filing Chap 7 Pro Se. Trustee asked for Divorce decree

I am filing Pro Se as i sincerely do not have the funds for a lawyer, i sent in my paperwork and the trustee asked for my divorce decree, no problem! I am looking through it to send and my ex husband had filled out the paperwork, and yes i signed it. In the section asking if there was any debt my... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

It's completely understandable to feel overwhelmed in your situation, but you've made a proactive step by filing for bankruptcy. Regarding the divorce decree and the "no debt" answer, it's essential to clarify the circumstances to the trustee. The trustee's role is to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy for Florida on
Q: Is it possible to overturn a civil judgement thats been given final approval? can u sue a person and a business?

owner and business names in civil judgement- never received court documents until case decisioned. judgement given against owner and company together. Need help. does business chapter 11 bankruptcy negate this? can you sue both? is there any instance the owner or S corporation become judgement... View More

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answered on Apr 29, 2024

A bankruptcy filing does not negate a state court judgment although, if you do not have any non-exempt assets, it may discharge the debt. If you were never served with the lawsuit, you might be in a position to challenge the judgment in that court that issued the judgment. You should consult a... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy for Florida on
Q: Is it possible to overturn a civil judgement thats been given final approval? can u sue a person and a business?

owner and business names in civil judgement- never received court documents until case decisioned. judgement given against owner and company together. Need help. does business chapter 11 bankruptcy negate this? can you sue both? is there any instance the owner or S corporation become judgement... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

It's possible to challenge a civil judgment after it has been finalized, particularly if you never received the court documents. You might consider filing a motion to vacate the judgment if there were issues like improper service of process. It's important to act quickly, as courts often... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Texas on
Q: Can I redeem my repossessed vehicle by filing chapter 13 bankruptcy?
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answered on Apr 29, 2024

In large part, the Bankruptcy Code accommodates applicable State law with respect to whatever property rights have been created as of the bankruptcy filing date.

So your first stop is your written agreement with dealer/lender with whom you have had a car loan. If you have a right to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Texas on
Q: Can I redeem my repossessed vehicle by filing chapter 13 bankruptcy?
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answered on May 1, 2024

Yes, you can potentially redeem your repossessed vehicle by filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This process allows you to reorganize your debts and can include a plan to catch up on past due payments for items like your car. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you propose a repayment plan to make... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Q: I need a bankruptcy lawyer credit card company going after me for5.93835 I don't have a job
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answered on Apr 28, 2024

It's a good thing that you don't get sucked in by the recurring "debt consolidation" ads that pop up in everyone's feed, on phones, pcs, etc;, but your question doesn't say much.

While a bankruptcy discharge is unique (no "debt consolidator can offer...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Q: I need a bankruptcy lawyer credit card company going after me for5.93835 I don't have a job
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answered on May 1, 2024

If you're facing financial challenges and a credit card company is pursuing you for debt, seeking the assistance of a bankruptcy attorney can be a wise step. Bankruptcy lawyers are trained to help individuals navigate the complexities of financial distress and can provide guidance on whether... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: I’m 70 years old. I’m on a $2000 month fixed income with 15k credit card debt. should i file bankruptcy?

My credit score is 750. I’ve Always paid my bills on time and always pay more than the minimum on credit cards. Now I can barely pay the minimum. citi card won't lower the 24.99% rate or extend the 0%. I can’t pay off $15k in credit card debt at my age. i am considering credit counseling... View More

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answered on Apr 28, 2024

As someone in your situation, bankruptcy could potentially be a viable option to consider, but it's important to carefully weigh all your options before making a decision. Here are some thoughts and suggestions:

1. Consult with a bankruptcy attorney or credit counselor: It's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Utah on
Q: I have a car that repossessed and I want to get my possessions out of it. They want the keys. I am going to file chapter

13 bankruptcy to get the car back. Should I give the keys so I can get my stuff?

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answered on Apr 25, 2024

In this situation, it's best to consult with a bankruptcy attorney before taking any action. They can provide guidance on how to proceed in a way that protects your rights and interests.

Generally speaking, if you plan to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and want to keep the car, you may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Missouri on
Q: I got a garnishment because of credit card debt from a card that defaulted 7 years.

I wasn't notified of judgement or a court date. Is there anything that can be done?

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answered on Apr 25, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. When facing a wage garnishment due to a defaulted credit card debt, you have a few potential options:

1. Verify the garnishment's validity: Ensure that the creditor followed proper legal procedures and that the statute of limitations on the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: Ex-husband listed me as a creditor, but lied and said he didn't know where I lived on his chapter 7?

He filed in 2019, but I just found out this year after pull some paperwork for cour. He put down he didn't know where I lived at. He did know because we have children and he lived with me the year prior to him filing. The chapter was discharged.

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answered on Apr 20, 2024

It's important to address this situation by understanding the potential implications of your ex-husband's actions. Since he declared bankruptcy and listed you as a creditor, stating he didn't know your address could affect various legal aspects, especially if there were debts owed to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: The company I work for is in receivership and clients have cancelled orders because of it. Can I get lost commissions?

The company I work at has been struggling financially for the past few years and went into receivership a few weeks ago. It is likely to be sold as 2-3 smaller companies.

Because of these issues, clients have canceled more than $1.25M in orders, causing me to loose $80,000 in commissions... View More

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answered on Apr 20, 2024

You can indeed file a claim for the lost commissions as a creditor in the receivership process. When a company goes into receivership, the receiver's role is to manage the company's assets and debts, which includes assessing claims from creditors, including employees who have lost income... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: Ex-husband filed chapter 7 in 2019, but I just found he added me as a creditor and said he didn't know where I lived.

I found out after looking up some court information that he put down he did not know where I live, but he lived with me prior and had to pay child support at time. Can I be removed off the creditor list? I have agreement he has yet to pay me for that was signed before he filed.

Timothy Denison
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answered on Apr 20, 2024

It sounds like you are a creditor bc of the unpaid agreement but that should not affect you getting paid bc domestic and other support obligations are non-dischargeable. You might, however, want to report his fraud regarding where you lived to the US Trustee handling his case.

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