Mohammed Omar Badwan’s Answers

Mohammed Omar Badwan

Oak Brook Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. What happens after the 341 meeting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Hal Schwartz
    2. Adam Brooks Arnold
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    5 lawyer answers

    The main objective of a 341 is to determine if you have any non-exempt assets. The trustee will ask YOU and not the attorney questions regarding your home, cars, job, etc. It is vital that your attorney discloses the questions that you will be asked prior to the 341. Typically the 341 will last anywhere between 5-15 minutes. If your answers do not match your petition, then the trustee will smell blood in the water. Keep in mind that you are under oath, so be as truthful as possible. Good luck!

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  2. What are my client rights after my bankruptcy has been discharged & closed by my attorney? The firm refuses to take my calls.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James W. McNeilly Jr.
    2. Jay K. Nixon
    3. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    4. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    4 lawyer answers

    Since you only filed for bankruptcy your husband's debt was not discharged even if you listed it. Therefore, he can be sued since YOU were the filer and not him. The discharge order only applies to your debt. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the law firm you chose to hire. Clients should NEVER be disrespected by their attorneys. However, they did not represent your husband in the bankruptcy and therefore he is not their client and they do not have to answer any question regarding...

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  3. Not sure whether I should just use the Public Defender or Hire a Lawyer.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Rohn Conan Barrow
    4. Andrew Michael Limberg
    5. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    5 lawyer answers

    First off, stop stressing. The crime you are charged with is not serious. I would still recommend hiring a private attorney to handle this matter for you. I want to stress that I have nothing against public defenders. Most public defenders I have met are very competent; but the matter of the fact is they are overworked and do not have as much time to focus on a certain case as private attorneys do. That being said, a competent attorney should be able to get you out of this offense without a...

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  4. I have court for underage consumption. I was 19 at the time of arrest.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Carmen Patituce
    2. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    2 lawyer answers

    The fact that you were not given a breathalyzer will make it harder for the State to prove their case against you. If you were charged under the criminal code (laws) then the State has to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the police officer has no evidence other than your admission, then I think you have a decent shot at winning the case at trial. Good luck!!

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  5. My brother got a DWI charge and was put on probation but then 3 months ago he got in trouble and was taken to jail.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Erin Stephanie Shinn
    2. Graham Thayer Williamson II
    3. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether your brother will go to jail for the VOP (violation of probation) is completely up to the judge who sentenced him to the probation. Some judges give second chances and some do not. The letter by itself is probably will not help. Anybody can write a letter saying they are innocent. His friend would have to testify at trial that it was his drugs. Hope this helps!!

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  6. Can I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Still Fight a Foreclosure?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lewis Matthew Roberts
    2. Lynette Silon-Laguna
    3. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    4. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    Just because you opted to "surrender" the property in your statement of intention does not mean you can not fight the foreclosure. The bank must foreclose pursuant to your state's laws. You have every right to fight the foreclosure. The fact that you checked the "surrender" box on your statement of intention is not binding.

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  7. I filed bankruptcy and wanted to reaffirm my car but was informed after my discharge that my attorney never received the

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    2. Jason Lee James
    3. Maureen O'Malley
    4. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    You can reopen the case and file the reaffirmation agreement. Keep in mind that a reaffirmation agreement is subject to the court's approval. What this means is that the judge has to approve the reaffirmation agreement. Some judges will not approve a reaffirmation agreement if the presumption of undue hardship arises. This arises when the debtor's expenses exceed their income. You can rebut the presumption of undue hardship by convincing the court that you can afford the payment. Feel free to...

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  8. When I get married, could my husband be held responsible for my massive debt?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James V. Monaghan
    2. Daniel Edward Mueller
    3. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    3 lawyer answers

    Any debt incurred before marriage is not marital debt and your soon to be husband will not be liable for YOUR debt. Go ahead and get married. Good luck!!!

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  9. Shareholder

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes they can file a personal bankruptcy and the business CAN be affected. Any shares that the partner owns would be considered assets that are subject to liquidation assuming they are not exempt and have value in a Chapter 7. Does the business have a lot of assets? Equipment? Accounts Receivables? Is it a service business? All these questions need to be addressed before filing. The trustee would have the power to step into the debtor's shoes as a shareholder and have equivalent authority if...

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  10. What are my options to save my home?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Brooks Arnold
    2. Mohammed Omar Badwan
    2 lawyer answers

    You have a couple of options. First, try to get a loan modification that would put the back payments on the end of the mortgage and make you current. If that fails, you should consider hiring a foreclosure attorney to handle your case. Banks are more willing to give loan modifications if the foreclosure is actually litigated by the Defendant. If all fails, consider doing a Chapter 13; which would require you to become current on your mortgage within 3 to 5 years. You would have to qualify...

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