To be eligible for a Ch. 7 (liquidation, although you keep exempt property), you must have earned something less than the "median income" for your region (you can google it, as it fluctuates). If you have been below the "median" for the last six months, you are eligible for Ch....Read more »
Technically, I could walk from this mortgage as I am legally free from paying it but I plan to finish it. Can another creditor I'm having trouble with and was not included in the original chapter 7 bankruptcy place a lien against me on this home I have no legal obligation to pay? If yes, what... Read more »
Justice Clarence Thomas, in the Dewsnup opinion, wrote for the majority that in a Chapter 7 case, a validly perfected mortgage lien against property cannot be "stripped down", i.e., is not affected by the bankruptcy filing (the opinion strangely held that section 106 of the bankruptcy...Read more »
An overpayment of social security benefits can be discharged in bankruptcy. Since it is a general unsecured nonpriority debt. It just happens to be owed to the government. But, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can object if it determines that the overpayment was...Read more »
Yep. Pretty much all the credit card issuers by now have software that alerts them whenever one of their credit card holders files for bankruptcy, and, electronically, the bankrupt's access to future credit is terminated (at least until entry of the bankruptcy discharge, and then the debtor...Read more »
Absolutely. Judgments are one of the main reasons that individuals chose to file bankruptcy. You may want to move quickly as once the creditor receives the judgment, they can engage in post-judgment activities like garnishment or seizure of assets.
They have very little money and the home owners insurance won't help them. The previous owner denies it was a meth lab despite heavy evidence to the contrary. However they have no money to sue in court. The house is under a mortgage. Its also unsafe to live in. They need to leave the home if... Read more »
Just curious if I sign the LLC over will that transfer the debt to that person as well or will I still be responsible. The LLC is almost 3 years old and has not shown a profit. I want to claim bankruptcy but someone else wants to take on the ownership and debt but not pay me anything... I would... Read more »
As a general rule, the debt belongs to the entity, not you, so you (personally) would not be liable for the debt. In this case, you could just walk away. HOWEVER, there may be other issues that might prevent you from doing this. If you signed a personal guarantee, then you would be still liable for...Read more »
wants copies of my pay stubs. I said “no” I have nothing to do with this. This was before we were married. Can the court subpoena my pay stubs? I have no official court order demanding that I provide my pay stubs. Can I refuse since I have nothing to do with his bankruptcy?
The Bankruptcy Trustee can subpoena them. This is a situation called "change in circumstances" and allows the Trustee to request and augment the Plan in light of same. I would comply with your Husband's Counsel and discuss same with him/her
He said he was in the Air Force and he first needed a new phone as it was damaged from his travel to Isreal. Then surgery as he collapsed he needed an electric wheelchair. Then flights, three attempts to fly for a personal vacation. I sold my car I sold my townhouse to fly him home. On the day he... Read more »
I withdrew funds that I deposited in the 90 day window prior to Celsius filing for chapter 11. Would I be subject to a claw back of my own funds that I deposited and withdrew according to their terms of service?
Edit: It was in their earn account that I earned interest on. Small amount... Read more »
Preferences under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code only pertain to payments made on account of antecedent debt - this doesn't apply to your situation. However, there may be other theories available to seek return of those funds to the Celsius estate, for example, as a fraudulent conveyance...Read more »
The automatic stay ends when a bankruptcy case is dismissed. It does not continue during an appeal. Therefore, creditors may proceed with collections, including foreclosures and repossessions, at least until the dismissal is reversed.
Although the automatic stay is typically reimposed upon...Read more »
No, and if you do not file a motion for stay pending appeal, addressed first to the bankruptcy court, and if denied, then to the US District Court (the appellate court in bankruptcy cases), your appeal may be dismissed as moot if the creditor obtains foreclosure sale or other irreversible steps...Read more »
My wife had messaged me our US mail preview and asked what a district court letter was about. I could read who was sending it through the scanned envelope. I panicked and called the law firm to start my payments again. They sent me a contract/form for me to sign stating that as long as I pay them a... Read more »
It appears that you've reached a new settlement with a judgment creditor whereby the creditor agreed not to take action to collect on the debt if you pay according to a specific schedule. Assuming you have these terms in writing, you should be able to enforce the settlement, if the creditor...Read more »
I started a business with my dad when I was 19 in 2014. Neither of knew absolutely anything about running a business. So we created a partnership through legal zoom (first mistake). We carried on business as usual and messed up filing our taxes so had somebody fix it. Then 2 years later we split... Read more »
As you are not incorporated, closing the business will not eliminate your personal liability. Although bankruptcy may be the solution, it will take a detailed examination of your overall financial situation to be certain.
That being said, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help you eliminate most or...Read more »
Right now while the seller is in a five year plan chapter 13 bankruptcy is not the time for her to sell her real property. The Trustee would have a substantial interest in it, and might take all the proceeds except a homestead exemption amount. If the chapter 13 is dismissed then you might...Read more »
As long as your daughter pays the car loan she should not be affected. They will consider whichever vehicle you claim an exemption on as your exempted vehicle. That designation is solely up to you do you should not lose your own car.
The bankruptcy will not be discharged until next year. The trustee is receiving monthly payments and that cannot be paid off early. Is it possible to transfer the title to the name executor of the will WITHOUT the will being registered?
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