Robert A. Stumpf’s Answers

Robert A. Stumpf

Staten Island Bankruptcy Attorney.

Contributor Level 19
  1. Convert bankruptcy if barred for abuse?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Kevin Arnold Spainhour
    2. Robert A. Stumpf
    3. Arthur Wemegah
    4. Richard D. Granvold
    5. Richard Glenn Elie
    5 lawyer answers

    Such an appeal is possible, but I think the chances of the petitioner winning are probably slim. The bankruptcy judge is given more than a little lee way to oversee the process as he or she thinks fit, and I can't imagine that a two year ban was handed out unless there was something seriously wrong going on.

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  2. Who notifies the creditors of my bankruptcy filings? is it the trusties or do I have to do it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert A. Stumpf
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Mark Anthony Swaim
    4. Joseph Ryan
    5. Christopher M Royston
    5 lawyer answers

    You list your creditors on your petition, and the court sends out notices. You don't do it unless you add creditors later, after the initial filing of the petition. Though I hope you have a lawyer to help you....

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  3. How many alternative addresses for creditors can you list on a chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James W. Zerillo
    2. Karina Pia Lucid Esq.
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Peter Walter Weston
    5. Jon G. Brooks
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    List all the ones you have. It doesn't hurt and it's not a lot of trouble...don't overthink it too much.

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  4. Is it better for someone in my situation to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Howard Wiley
    2. Tim L Eblen
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Deborah F Bowinski
    5. Paul Seabrook
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    9 lawyer answers

    Chapter 7 sounds much better for you at rough glance, but speaking to a local attorney and telling that person the story would give you a definite answer.

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  5. I had a taco shop that went out of business. I owe 95k on my sba loan and another 20k on credit cards.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Robert A. Stumpf
    3. Javed Inam Ellahie
    4. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer
    5. Deborah F Bowinski
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    6 lawyer answers

    First question- "bankrupting" your corporation would probably do little good, a corporation can't have it's debts discharged (wiped out) only liquidated, and you could probably just liquidate it yourself without the bankruptcy court getting involved. As for the rest, you need to seek a bankruptcy attorney in your area. The answer would depend on California's bankruptcy exemptions and your over all situation. Good luck.

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  6. Even after a lot of reading and learning, I am still confused, how do I determine whether my business process is patentable?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Juo
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Gerry J. Elman
    5. Maurice N Ross
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    You should speak to a patent attorney and discuss your idea with that person and get the feedback you'll need. It won't really be possible for get more detail here.

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  7. Expungement of a NY arrest

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert A. Stumpf
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. John A. Fitzgerald
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    There is no expungement of criminal records in NY, but charges that are dismissed shouldn't show up, anyway.

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  8. My husband lives in St. Lucia and we have not seen each other in three years. He moved back home to help his mom and cheated.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alexander Browde
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    5. Leta Liou
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    Was he served with the complaint you filed in Supreme Court? He doesn't have to "sign" anything. The person that serves him has to sign an affidavit that service was made. And if you say you can't afford a lawyer, i doubt that's the case. Why can't you bring an motion against him to pay your costs (I am sure he is not living in St. Lucia without money). or find an attorney to work with you.

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  9. Legal malpractice filed against attorney by name AND the firm.Attorney now left firm,firm also changed name.How will that affect

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert A. Stumpf
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4. Pardis Patrick Ashouri
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    7 lawyer answers

    I'm not a CA attorney, but i think you are asking questions that no one here will really be able to help much with---how much you will be able to eventually collect with is very difficult to say. As a general rule, of course, changing a firm 's name doesn't shield it from much of anything, though you also have to be concerned whether the attorney/firm was insured at all, or they have significant assets at all?

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  10. Can you go to trial without doing depositions?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert A. Stumpf
    2. Laurence Drew Borten
    3. Richard E Weltman
    4. David Michael Kasell
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are asking this question, I am thinking your husband has no idea of how he is going to make his case...and if so (other than hoping for the possibility of a settlement) being pro se is likely a poor idea.

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