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Ryan Cullen Wood

Redwood City Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Creditor accidently ommited. Now being garnished.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Ryan Cullen Wood
    2. Richard A Drake
    3. Benjamin Richard Heston
    4. Kevin Liu
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    You need to document you provided them notice of the bankruptcy and discharge now. You need to establish the creditor knows about the discharge order and the discharge order applies to their debt. You need to hire any attorney to assist you. You may have to file a motion to have the creditor held in contempt under 524(a)(2) and seek damages. Google and read the following: In re Beezley 994 F.2d 1433 (1993).

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  2. Can the trustee take any of my settlement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Scott Berkus
    2. Lucy Magness Hebron
    3. Ryan Cullen Wood
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christian James Gabroy
    6. ···
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    The facts you give make it difficult to answer your question. Post another question with more details. There could definitely be some timing issues depending upon when you filed and when the accident happened. Hopefully you have no obligation the the bankruptcy estate and can settle the claim and move on with life. <a rel="author" href="http://www.westcoastbk.com/ryan-c-wood-bay-area-bankruptcy-attorney.aspx">Ryan C. Wood</a> is a Bay Area <a href="http://www.westcoastbk.com/low-cost-...

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  3. BK AUDIT

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Timothy George McFarlin
    2. Kathryn Ursula Tokarska
    3. Rex Tran
    4. Derek R. Caldwell
    5. Stuart Gregory Steingraber
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    I would say that is not a good sign. Did you not provide these documents to your attorney before the case was filed? Pay statements? Bank account statements? Tax returns? You do need to cooperate and you should have nothing to hide right?

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  4. How do I find out if there is a form for filing a hardship discharge available on line?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Cullen Wood
    2. Brian Crozier Whitaker
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Lucy Magness Hebron
    4 lawyer answers

    I am sorry for your loss. First, consult your attorney. If you do not have one go to your bankruptcy court's website and check the forms area for a hardship discharge motion. If you are representing your self the court will give you more latitude in what you file. You could hand write the motion and declaration. You must give notice to your creditors too. It is not a extremely complicated process, but you need it done right the first time and just move on with life at this point. Call...

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  5. Regarding reaffirmation, how does the deadline and stay apply when a case is closed and reopened due to non filing of schedules?

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Ryan Cullen Wood
    2. Dana S. Fleming Allen
    3. Kevin Christopher Gleason
    4. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    4 lawyer answers

    It is not a new case, just a reopening of the same case, so it is my understanding that the deadline is from your first scheduled meeting of the creditors. It was scheduled so . . . .. . . It sounds like you still have time to file the reaffirmation agreement without blowing the deadline, so just do it and do not take any chances. Why wait?

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  6. Can I file for a Chapter 13 Dismissal because I am now able to pay my bills and make arrangements to the creditors.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3. Richard L. Blumenthal
    4. Justin O Burton
    5. Ryan Cullen Wood
    6. ···
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    You may voluntarily dismiss your Chapter 13 case. I am not going to be repetitive. Did you read the Chapter 13 Plan filed in your case before you signed it? Did anyone explain the terms of the plan to you before it was filed? So you are saying you now want to pay off all of your debts? Call your lawyer who was already paid in full and have him/her explain your case to you.

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  7. What is the average upfront cash a attorney asks for to take care of chapter 13

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    2. Lazaro Eloy Fernandez
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Richard Glenn Elie
    5. Paula Brown Sinclair
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    Upfront fees vary widely. In the Northern District of California there are no look fees like others here have mentioned. Each division has a different set of rules. The Oakland Division for example limits the amount charged upfront to $2,000. In the San Francisco Division you can get all of your fees upfront if the client can pay it. $1,300 is not unreasonable in my opinion.

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  8. If a chapter 7 debtor owns a small S-corp business, should he list the assets of the business in his personal bk schedules?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brad Francis Weil
    2. Brian Crozier Whitaker
    3. Ryan Cullen Wood
    4. Diane L Gruber
    4 lawyer answers

    There are any number of ways of going about listing the corporation on schedule B as an asset. You could list the shares and place value on them. Many small businesses do not have much value other than the physical assets of the business. If the business was liquidated how much would the physical assets of the business be worth? Valuations of businesses can be very complicated sometimes and you should consult with a local bankruptcy attorney and discuss it at length. If you file a Chapter...

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  9. : Motion to dismiss case delay that is prejudicial to creditors &/or motion to dismiss case for failure to make plan payment.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael J. Ireland
    2. Hermin A. Dowe
    3. Derek R. Caldwell
    4. Ryan Cullen Wood
    4 lawyer answers

    The Chapter 13 Trustee filed the motion to dismiss for not making the plan payments. That is an easy fix. All he has to do is catch up on the payments or amend the Chapter 13 Plan to adjust the payments and he will then be current. The Chapter 13 Trustee most likely filed the motion to dismiss for delay. It is common for Chapter 13 Trustee's to file this motion when there are unaswered questions or documents are not produced in a timely manner. The motion is pursuant to section 1307 of...

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  10. On the bankruptcy application where do I put mortgage loan? Sch F or D. Does it make a difference if the house is foreclosed?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Derek R. Caldwell
    2. Dorothy G Bunce
    3. Malcolm Wallace Ruthven
    4. Ryan Cullen Wood
    5. Alex R. Hess
    5 lawyer answers

    Paying an attorney to make sure the petition is filled out properly and everything goes smoothly is worth it. Trustee's are not always forgiving when mistakes are made and that could cost you a lot of money. I have an office in Fremont, CA. We have free consultations. If not, there are plenty of other attorneys in the Bay Area that can help you and make sure your case is successful. <a rel="author" href="http://www.westcoastbk.com/ryan-c-wood-bay-area-bankruptcy-attorney.aspx">Ryan C....

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