My husband filed a Chapter 13 and did not tell me until after it was done several items listed are under both of our names, is it possible for him to file without my signature?
Attorney Gambrell has answered your question. You should consult a bankruptcy attorney to review the case and help you protect your rights. What happens in your husband's case could affect you and your finances. It makes me wonder, what else has he withheld from you. Good Luck.See question
* I know I qualify for Chapter 13. * I am assuming we can keep the house based on what I know. * I 'think' I have to include her income in my filing. Will I have to include her debt as well? Since we will keep the house, will...
One of the most important reasons to hire an attorney is to get advice about your options. As Attorney Gambrell points out, doing a chapter 13 without a lawyer is not likely to succeed but may cost you fees and expenses that you will never recover. Sit with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, get an intelligent appraisal of your options, then decide what to do. There may be less cumbersome ways to protect your home. Good Luck.See question
The trustee asking for my 2014 tax return What does the status j completed means
You should ask your lawyer to explain the trustee's procedures. If you do not have an attorney, which seems likely from your question, you are to be congratulated on making it to this point. Very few others have done it without a lawyer.See question
I have a chapter13 bankruptcy in Tennessee I had asked my attorney to file a motion to suspend payments for 60 days he said he did I'm thinking I'm ok but when I went to make a payment I found out my case is dismissed. what can I do now? is my att...
Attorney Gambrell has covered the basic options. Without knowing more about your case and your circumstances we can not give you more definitive advice. You did the right thing by getting an attorney to file your Ch 13. You will need an attorney to continue. As advised, get your attorney to explain or get a new attorney well versed in ch 13. Good Luck.See question
under Chapter 7 If the value of the home (80K-105k) exceeds the limit of exemption by my state (CT: 75K), can the state still seize the property, during the process or after discharge date?
You really need to talk to your girlfriend's mother's lawyer. You can ask the question ten different ways, but no one can give you definitive advice without knowing all of the information. In another post you suggest that the encumbrances (mortgages, taxes, liens, etc.) and the homestead exceed the value of the house so there would not be any equity for creditors. Don't try to think your way through the problem. Someone who knows bankruptcy law can organize the facts and give you advice. Often, the answer reveals itself once you know the right information. Good Luck.See question
my girlfriend's mother is filing for bankruptcy under chapter 7 I believe. The lawyer stated that the house would be exempt (its paid off, as it was originally gifted to her mother), the leans would be wiped clear (roughly 20-25K), but the back ta...
There are a lot of ifs in your question. Yes, it is possible that the value in the house can be exempted and kept by her mother. Most Chapter 7 get discharges and closed within a roughly 4 month period if there are no complications. But you don't always have to wait until the case is closed to proceed as you outline. Only a lawyer familiar with all the facts and circumstances can give good guidance. What you have to lose is the $600 you are proposing to advance. You should verify the actual cost if you have to pay it all. Most of that amount would be taken up by costs and expenses such as the filing fee. Unless it is legal aid, the total cost of fees and expenses should be more than $600. As stated, the lawyer would need written permission to talk to you about the case but it might be worth spending the time so you know what is happening. Good Luck.See question
I was awarded the money judgment from my divorce case, for property, and while I am still in the process of starting to collect on that(by means of wage garnishment), my ex has filed for chap 13 bankruptcy, does this mean I won't be able to colle...
Attorney Gambrell has done a very good job of summarizing the law. You really need to see an attorney who knows the local law and procedures. It takes lawyers years to begin to fully understand and practice bankruptcy law. For example you may have (innocently) left out an important fact. Your situation is too complicated to answer in this kind of forum. Don't be afraid to talk to 2 or 3 lawyers to find one you are comfortable with.
can I take him back to court for refusing to pay and leaving me with the debt because I had 780 credit score and all debt is in my name?
Attorney Gambrell has given the summary answer. Hope it helps. You don't give details about his current status and whether he might have the ability to make any payments. There are many variables here, including how much remains on the debt. You should consult with an attorney familiar debtor/creditor law and bankruptcy law. Knowing all of the details, an attorney can give you specific options to consider. For example You may be able to better protect yourself in State court before he files. Good Luck.See question
I'm looking to file for bankruptcy because I have so much debt and I just want to start over and building my financial stability.
sometimes it looks like filing for bankruptcy is just a matter of filing out some forms. Actually it is more complicated. Someone who understands bankruptcy law need to analyze all of your circumstances, including, debts, assets, cash flow, etc. Furthermore, once your information is know it is possible that you will be advised not to file for bankruptcy. Get an experienced attorney to look at your situation. Even if you pay for an initial review, you do not have hire that attorney, however smart it might be. Good Luck.See question
I filed a chapter 7 and was discharged a month ago. The estate has not been discharged and the case is still open because I have a wrongful termination settlement proceedings coming. When I filed the chapter 7 I knew I had back wages coming so I d...
The two Roberts are correct. More importantly the value of your settlement and, to some extent how it is characterized, can make a difference in the bottom line analysis. Only someone familiar with your total situation can give you specific advice. if it is any consolation, most trustees will allow you to use some of the money to pay an attorney. Good Luck.See question