I filed a chapter 7 in 2/2019. It was discharged in 5/2019. During, I tried to reaffirm my auto loan ($48,000) so I could keep my car. Once the bankruptcy was discharged the guy at the bank stops negotiating. He then tells me he can't process the reaffirmation agreement anymore and to fill out... Read more »
A Chapter 7 Discharge does not discharge a secured debt, up to the fair market value of the collateral. In other words, your bank has a lien on your car to the extent, and in the amount of, its fair market value.
But if the loan balance is greater than the car's value, so that there...Read more »
I filed for chapter 7 in June 2019. Would have been sooner but elderly lawyer took 9 months to file a very simple chapter 7. Two months later, my chapter 7 was discharged & my mother unexpectedly died in a heap of trash & dead animals in her house & left me money. I am still traumatized... Read more »
The "180 day rule" is pretty straightforward. If your inheritance "ripens", i.e., becomes an enforceable right within that 180 days, you are obligated to inform the court/trustee, and turn over the inherited funds, for the benefit of the estate and its creditors. There are no...Read more »
You have just described the classic insider or inter-family transaction which will be reversed if it is done less than a year before you file. You should go see a good lawyer who does bankruptcy to analyze where you are. I...Read more »
Are medical debts dischargeable in a Chapter 7 if they are only under the filing party's name? If the filing party is married, will the non-filing spouse be held liable for a spouse's medical debts in a Chapter 7? (In Colorado)
You need to consult with an attorney for an in-depth answer because there are several different exemptions which might apply. That said, here is part of a decision in a Colorado bankruptcy case (Case:17-13786-JGR Doc#:35) which sets out some of the relevant law:
Under the Stimulus Package, in Section 1113(b), Congress has decided that these stimulus payments to the American people should not count against them when it comes to bankruptcy. As such, in the Stimulus Package, Congress is amending the Bankruptcy Code as follows: “[e]xclusion from Current...Read more »
ESSENTIALLY THE ONLY WAY TO REFINANCE OUR PROPERTY IS THROUGH FHA WE ARE 69 YEARS OLD AND THE FRESNO CA. OFFICE PLACED A NEGATIVE REPORT ON A CAVIRS REPORT AND EVEN KNOW WE HAVE NEVER BEEN 30 DAYS LATE ON ANY MORTGAGE-FHA WILL NOT REFI UNLESS SBA REMOVES THE NEGATIVE AND PAY THEM WITH A NEW... Read more »
You are not obligated to pay the debt as it was discharged. However the SBA and FHA are not obligated to continue to do business with you at all. If the liens were not avoided, they are still valid. You should consult an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can consider all your options, but...Read more »
BASICALLY I HAD PAID DOWN $21000 ON A $36,000 BALANCE , AND I'AM TRYING TO OBTAIN A NEW FHA LOAN , WE REAFFIRMED OUR HOME AND AUTO LEASE PAYMENTS WITH THE BANK, BUT I WASN'T AWARE THAT THE SBA COULD BLOCK US FROM GETTING A NEW FHA LOAN BECAUSE OF THE BALANCE THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE... Read more »
We are now doing a refi on our PRIMARY home (not the rental) and the mortgage company we are using for the refi insists they must include the rental property as a debt even though, according to our bankruptcy records, it was dismissed. We have been voluntarily making payments on the property since... Read more »
There is an area behind four homes in our area that is a very steep, collapsing hill. The home buyers understood from a design plan that the developer would build retaining walls to prevent the hills collapse. Our builder is now saying it is the responsibility of the HOA - not him
Who owns and is thus responsible for the retaining wall? Generally, a builder initially owns all common areas, but at some point in the development process the developer assigns ownership of the common areas to the HOA. After this assignment the HOA owns the common areas/walls and is responsible...Read more »
You can probably protect the car with your state or federal exemptions if you’re filing bankruptcy. Do not put the car in your sons name bc that could be fraudulent. Consult a competent bankruptcy attorney before you make any move.
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