Stephen M Trezza’s Answers

Stephen M Trezza

Tucson Bankruptcy Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Is it legal for a lawyer in AZ to have you file chapter 7 BK then convert to 13 BK then convert back to 7BK ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen M Trezza
    2. Jared Loyal Haddock
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    3 lawyer answers

    sounds like he has done his job and is entitled to be paid

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  2. What happens to a personal injury settlement in a Chapter 13? Can you drop the 13 and just pay off your debts out of court?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen M Trezza
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Bret A. Schnitzer
    4. Rebecca Mccormick Pepin
    5. Robert Franklin Dean
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    7 lawyer answers

    The personal injury claim beings to the bankruptcy estate and the trustee will use the settlement for the benefit of the unsecured creditors in either a ch 13 or ch 7.

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  3. Is state median family income for self employed persons based on net or gross income?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen M Trezza
    2. Deborah F Bowinski
    3. Mark Markus
    4. Gregory J. Jalbert
    4 lawyer answers

    Gross. But if you need to complete the means test then you will be able to use business expenses.

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  4. After 81 years of giving,my credit card debt is out of control. I lost my wife a year ago.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Stephen M Trezza
    3. Hermin A. Dowe
    4. Mazyar Malek Hedayat
    5. Daniel J. Winter
    5 lawyer answers

    You can file but it requires careful planning. you need a lawyer.

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  5. Do they keep my tax return if I file chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Begley
    2. Stephen M Trezza
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. William P. Turner
    5. Susan Schmeidler Blum
    5 lawyer answers

    The trustee keeps a pro rata share based on the day of filing. Best bet usually is wait to file the BK until after you receive and spend the refund.

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  6. Is there a way to negotiate federal IRS taxes owed because of circumstances relating to paying off credit card debt that had a

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Howard Wiley
    2. Stephen M Trezza
    3. Howard Aaron Lazarus
    4. Dana P. Shaffner
    5. Michael A. Goldstein
    5 lawyer answers

    Compassion from the IRS ? No. But you can sort of negotiate by setting up a payment plan.

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  7. Petition filing chap 7 next wk; later same for corp; pers/corp intertwined; taxes/liens;need guidance/getting none. HELP!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Raymond Daymude
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Stephen M Trezza
    5. Deborah F Bowinski
    5 lawyer answers

    Better find an attorney that you can trust.

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  8. I'm being sued by a JDB, I filed an answer contract & have a CM conference set. Can I still file for BK?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brad Francis Weil
    2. Stephen M Trezza
    3. William James Waters
    4. Robert Harlan Stempler
    5. Orfelia Maria Mayor
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    8 lawyer answers

    You can file now but before you do you must consult with a competent bankruptcy attorney so your entire financial situation can be assessed. Generally filing prior to entry of judgement is a good idea but not always.

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  9. In my divorce degree my ex-husband and I were not allowed to file bankruptcy, now I find out he has.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gregory Howard Wiley
    3. James W. Zerillo
    4. Marc Gregory Wagman
    5. Stephen M Trezza
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    6 lawyer answers

    Probably since you are liable for payment.

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  10. Am I responsible to pay for the damage? Will they raise a lawsuit against me if I don't?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Stephen M Trezza
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Thomas Martin Morningstar
    4 lawyer answers

    Hold your ground if you are not at fault.

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