Shannon E Wynn’s Answers

Shannon E Wynn

Lake Geneva Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Can debt from an unlisted creditor still be discharged?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Shannon E Wynn
    3. Steven Anderson Leahy
    4. Akindele David Akintimoye
    4 lawyer answers

    First, we will need to know if you were a no asset chapter 7 bankruptcy case. This means that no assets were taken from you or liquidated for the benefit of your creditors by the trustee. Most cases are no asset cases, although, this information is very important to answer your question properly. If you were an asset case, then, unfortunately, no, this debt was not discharged. However, if you were a no asset case, and the debt arose prior to your bankruptcy filing, it likely was discharged (...

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  2. Can an individual or a business escape paying a court judgment or a jury award by filing Chapter 7, 11 or 13?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Shannon E Wynn
    3. Steven Anderson Leahy
    3 lawyer answers

    You'll need to give us a lot more information- what is the claim for? Most claims are dischargeable in bankruptcy but some are not. Did you sue the individual and company or just the insurance company? These are a few among many issues you face.

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  3. Can a business survive a bankruptcy???

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    4. Jonathan David Leventhal
    4 lawyer answers

    Due to the fact that the business is incorporated, it is a separate entity from yourself. You went through bankruptcy, but your business did not. Therefore, the business should continue to pay its creditors if it wishes to stay in business. You may not be personally liable if your bankruptcy discharge is granted, but the business will still be liable for the debts and creditors can seek payment from the business. If the vendors are still being paid, they likely will continue to work with you....

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  4. I've heard that people going through bankruptcy can have their homes searched for assets. What can they and cannot search?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Tom Arany
    3. Shannon E Wynn
    3 lawyer answers

    First, I am glad to hear you have decided to retain an attorney. They will be your best resource and advocate throughout the process to help you. Make sure you disclose all of the above information regarding your living circumstances with your mother to your attorney. There is a place in your bankruptcy for the attorney to list items "held for another person," which may be used in your case. Be completely honest and you'll make it through without an issue. No searches to worry about! Good luck!

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  5. Can you get a divorce to qualify for chapter 7?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Tom Arany
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Steven Anderson Leahy
    5. Eric Charles Lewis
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You are required to file your bankruptcy in "good faith" and the court can certainly look at this as being fraudulent if you get divorced yet "stay together." That being said, if you really get a divorce then each can file an individual bankruptcy. Let your divorce attorney aware of your need to file so the language in your settlement is appropriate. Before going through divorce, contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney, as you may actually qualify for a 7 when a real means test is done....

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  6. Filed Taxes, and Bankruptcy

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Alan D. Walton
    3. Gary D. Bollinger
    4. Evan A Nielsen
    5. Mark Aalam
    5 lawyer answers

    This is an asset and should be included on your schedule B (personal property) and exempted out on schedule C. If you used federal exemptions, the wildcard is what you can use to cover it. Make sure you mark the items as amended. You can also call the trustee and let her know of the change, although she will be electronically notified and it isn't crucial to call.

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  7. I was discharged with chapter 7 bankruptcy and signing deed to bank?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Tom Arany
    3. Steven Anderson Leahy
    4. Eric Leonard Bolves
    4 lawyer answers

    I have had several clients with a similar offer to the one you mentioned. Chase is taking major losses on the fees to take homes back through the foreclosure process and some of these offers are an attempt at mitigating their losses. This offer is called a deed in lieu of foreclosure. You need to make sure that there are not any junior interests on the property (such as a 2nd mortgage or home equity line of credit), as the junior interests still have a right to your property. Also, I take it...

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  8. I filed chap 7 bankruptcy and surrendered my car to Honda. The automatic stay was lifted. Will this delay my discharge papers?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4. Jay K. Nixon
    5. Brent J Jensen
    5 lawyer answers

    No, this should not delay your discharge. If the automatic stay was lifted, the creditor is free to sell the vehicle without holding up your case. If you have not received information from your attorney of any problems/creditor objections, you likely have not received your discharge paperwork due to clerical work on the bankruptcy court's end. The judge needs to sign the discharge order and it must be mailed to you. (This can take 10-14 days after your discharge date). If you are concerned,...

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  9. How do I find out if someone has filed bankruptcy but not discharged yet. (California)

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Arash Shirdel
    4. Tom Arany
    5. John Addison Vos
    5 lawyer answers

    You can use the pacer website ( there may be a small fee depending on what you want to find or look at). Another option is calling the clerk or help desk and they may give you the information on discharge without a fee. The best option is pacer as you can download case information and filing paperwork for you records.

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  10. I am a single member llc. I claimed personal bankruptcy in August 2011 and was discharged Oct 2011, I kept my business but......

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Shannon E Wynn
    2. Steven Anderson Leahy
    3. Howard P Slomka
    4. Walter C Oney Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    Business credit cards carry a personal guarantee and this is what was discharged in your personal bankruptcy. The personal liability is gone, but the business' liability remains. As you are a single member LLC, you will receive the collection demands for the LLC. Make sure the notice is demanding the money from the LLC and not you personally. If it is demanding the money from you personally, you can send them a letter back outlining that you filed for bankruptcy on x date, your case number is x...

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