I have paid the initial fee. The only thing we have signed is the initial papers to get started. I understand I may lose my initial fee but can I still stop the process?
answered on Feb 20, 2023
Yes, you can "stop" the process, in more than one way.
You can tell your lawyer, by direct voice, not voicemail, to refrain from filing. Follow that up with an email marked "high importance".
It may be that the initial docs (signed Petition, a list of creditors... Read more »
I own a house with a mortgage but both units are being rented out.
I have a rental property that I co- own with someone and that property is being rented out.
Can I file bankruptcy without losing my house with mortgage attached or rental, If so, what chapter
answered on Feb 5, 2023
7 and/or 13 may be available to you. The answer depends on equity, income, and other issues involve being current on the mortgage. A much closer analysis with you is needed before any bankruptcy attorney can properly answer the question. Great question though. The attorney can review your specific... Read more »
answered on Dec 26, 2022
of Course, you can!
Your DMV can sell you a new duplicate title for a matter of bucks, but having the title is not a necessity to filing a bankruptcy, but a good lawyer is.
The case seems to be a default on a property owned by someone possibly attach to her we are unsure on what the complaint in the case is but they have her marked as a judgment creditor in the concerned parties information.
answered on Dec 12, 2022
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but it looks like your question was overlooked under the general Uncategorized heading. You could try reposting under Collections, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and Civil Litigation. This looks like something for attorneys who practice in one of those areas. Good luck
answered on Dec 6, 2022
You don't identify which party is the debtor in bankruptcy.
The automatic stay is triggered by the filing of a bankruptcy case, and prohibits any action against the debtor or property of the debtor's bankruptcy estate (which is very broadly defined).
If the proposed... Read more »
We paid $1,028 for the whole bankruptcy in Ohio but we never ended up doing anything for it and moved to Michigan. $200 went to have the attorney start working on things the $800 covered paperwork/filing ect… I was wondering if I can get the $800 back?
answered on Nov 9, 2022
Did you sign a retainer or engagement letter? If so, you should review that to determine your rights. If the fee is non-refundable you would not have a right to get it back but the attorney may work with you on a partial refund.
To ruin my credit he won't pay for it I have text to prove it as well
answered on Oct 29, 2022
Probably your most effective path to redress this problem is through your divorce lawyer and the domestic relations court. From the outset of a divorce case, or shortly thereafter, the court deals with the issue of temporary support, or support pendente lite, and that involves, in part, the... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2022
Most likely you cannot unless there has been a breach or it has a termination clause.
I just received a summons by mail for a credit card I may owe. How should I handle the summons? Ohio
answered on Aug 10, 2022
It depends on the cause of the accident. Don't answer that in this thread. You'll need to sit with an attorney to discuss what happened in order to see whether the debt to be incurred would be dischargeable in a bankruptcy.
Yesterday's court was to dismiss my case and he failed to call in I have done everything asked and he even sent me the wrong bankruptcy papers they had someone else's name on them a paralegal has emailed a couple times and says I still need to drop the paperwork off to the courthouse with... Read more »
answered on Aug 4, 2022
You may need to get a partial refund from lawyer #1 and hire another lawyer to properly handle. Lawyer #1 doesn’t sound terribly interested in your case.
The insurance company is suing me and my 18 year old son for almost 30 thousand. I own a car and a double wide mobile home on a rented lot. We do not have money like that, none in savings. I also have 2 other children who live here. The insurance company said they will get their money by all means... Read more »
answered on Jul 9, 2022
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about the accident. I hope your son and everyone else are okay. It sounds like you are being pursued by the carrier's subrogation department. At this point, you could consider reaching out to... Read more »
I filed a chapter 13 in 1999. I received a discharge, never thought anything else about it, and went on to improve my life. I recently received a letter from a private investigator in Arizona stating that, for a small fee, they would collect the unclaimed funds being held by the bankruptcy court... Read more »
answered on Apr 8, 2022
If the funds are still there, you should still be able to recover them.
They want me to set up payment or go to court. I can’t go to court it’s 7 hours away can’t take off of work. Is there anything I can do or can I just ignore it?
answered on Apr 5, 2022
Talk to a bankruptcy lawyer in your community to help you evaluate your options.
They put a offset on my federal taxes and Wasnt aware no action, filed bankruptcy and it should of been discharged
I am faced with having my monthly payment increase significantly and I am in a better position to pay my creditors 100%. I am thinking of asking for a voluntary dismissal but have some questions, pros and cons. First after dismissal I assume my creditors will come after me but can I negotiate to... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2022
This is a question you should be asking your lawyer. No Lawyer? Get one.
I don't know your case so anything I make say could easily be wrong. Someone familiar with your file should take a look
answered on Jan 10, 2022
The principal eligibility requirement for a Ch. 13 filing is a periodic income. The SSD provides that. There are limits, however, to the amount of debt a debtor may have, and a Ch. 13 case usually lasts for three to five years, during which a debtor must make payments to a Ch. 13 trustee,... Read more »
Employer & his insurance companies sued in civil court for the stolen amounts plus legal fees and were awarded a summary judgement. He is now facing bankruptcy due to this summary judgement debt. I have learned debts that were achieved as a result of theft are generally not dischargeable - (11... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2021
It is still not dischargeable and will have to be repaid if they got a judgment against him.
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