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Matthew Erik Johnson

Seattle Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Filing Chapter 7, can I add and discharge payday loans $300 x5 being renewed every other week and latest the week of filing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael John Primus
    2. Derek R. Caldwell
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Navid Kohan
    5. Michael Frank Chekian
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    They might. If you owe over $500 dollars to any single creditor, and the amount was used to buy a luxury, then the creditor can challenge the discharge of that loan.

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  2. Is there a way of protect myself from wife spending behind my back , creditcards apply ,accidents created by her

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Erik Johnson
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    3. Mark L. Alexander
    4. James P. Frederick
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    I respectfully disagree with some of the things my colleagues said. Estate planning can be used to "help" with the problem in tandem with a finance plan but it won't solve overspending by itself. First, dealing with finance - one trick you may be able to use is to have her either balance the checkbook or do the bill paying. That way she is constantly aware of what is coming in, and what is going out. If you can calmly teach her how, this may help Second, speaking with a financial planner...

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  3. If I file for social security benefits shortly after completing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy , could I be found in bad faith?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Richard Glenn Elie
    2. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3. Barry W. Rorex
    4. Vance Tate Davis
    5. Richard D. Granvold
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    You will not be found in bad faith because you filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Many filers are either on social security, are petitioning for it, or should be petitioning for social security. So worry not, you can apply at any time.

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  4. 7 YEARS SINCE BANKRUPTCY DISCHARGE WITH NO ADVERSARY COMPLAINTS. WE ARE NOW RECEIVING HARASSING CALLS, DEMANDING MONEY!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Ronald Jay Drescher
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Douglas Gist Farquhar
    5. Matthew Erik Johnson
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    I'd also like to add that this may be a scammer. Bankruptcy records are public and people do access these records in order to scam prior debtors. Absolutely Call the FBI asap.

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  5. Can a legal separation protect a spouse from the other accruing additional debt?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kate M Forrest
    2. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    You can create a post-nuptual agreement that any debt accrued by either party is their sold debt alone. You can also make sure that credit cards are on the sole name of one person or another. You can also create two corporations set up to keep your expenses separate from one another and get the CCs in the name of the respective corporations. Whether a separtion will work depends on the jurisdiction. Some states only call debt separate property once a divorce is petitioned, others when their...

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  6. We were added to grndmas house to avoid probate and own our own house. Do we have to include grndma house in bankruptcy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
    5. Michael Leo Potter
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    You must report your ownership interest in the home. You can have an attorney contact your trustee to see if he/she would require you to amend your pleadings. In the alternative, the statute of limitations for bankruptcy fraud is 5 years. Since this was 4 years ago, you can wait to see if anything happens in the next year, if nothing does, then you will not be criminally liable for bankruptcy fraud. Even if there is a challenge, since the lack of listing was inadvertent, you can just amend...

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  7. If three people are on a will and left a house, can two of the three take out a reverse mortgage without the other's consent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Adam Shultz
    2. Erik Robert Hartstrom
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    5. Celia R Reed
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    I have a feeling the mortgage holder would want to get consent from all three, as the two CAN reverse mortgage their own shares, but cannot reverse mortgage the third party's share. Title is also an issue. Presuming that title was tranferred from a probate to the three as tenants in common, and even if it was held as JTROS, the above analysis would stand. If its something oddball, then the outcome may be different.

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  8. How do I get a DPA? Does the Dr. have to declare the person incompetent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Adam Shultz
    2. Craig Martin Scalise
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Matthew Erik Johnson
    5. William Thomas Schemmel
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    The person has to give it to you willingly while they have the mental capacity to do so. If the person is insane or otherwise not mentally competent - judge has to declare a person incompetent. If a person is not conscious, then you need to seek guardianship

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  9. My father passed away 12 years ago. My mother is still living in her home.Her will states that her house is to be sold and split

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Julie Aletta Paquette
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Peter L. Conway
    4. Matthew Erik Johnson
    5. Jeffrey Raymond Portko
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    Yes, you should be concerned. If your brother is trying to coerce your mother into giving him the property to keep it from you, then this might be a strong case for elder abuse, undue influence, and if he is also a POA - breach of fiduciary duty. Doesn't pass the smell test, so I'd be a little on guard.

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  10. I want to withdraw my Ch 7 bankruptcy to a US District Court in an Article 3Court. What is the process?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan David Leventhal
    2. Ashley Anne Digiulio
    3. David Patrick Farrell
    4. Hermin A. Dowe
    5. Michael Avanesian
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    You are incorrect. A trustee is not a judge, but a bankruptcy judge is every bit a judge as any other.

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