Erik Samson Bakke Sr’s Answers

Erik Samson Bakke Sr

Yakima Debt Collection Attorney.

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  1. Bankruptcy and Domestic Partnership

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. A. Spencer Bergstedt
    2. Erik Samson Bakke Sr
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    3 lawyer answers

    To answer your question properly, an attorney must understand whether you are talking about a same sex relationship, or a relationship of different sexes. "Domestic Partnership" as that term is used under Washington law implies a same sex relationship (except in very, very limited circumstances), and, only if the same sex relationship has been registered with the Secretary of State's office. As a domestic partnership, you enjoy all the benefits of a married couple (community property,...

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  2. Why file for bankruptcy and damage your credit for 10 years when you could walk away and recover in 7?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Duane M Dawson
    3. Erik Samson Bakke Sr
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Dawson's response and urge you to follow up with a bankruptcy attorney of your choice. An additional consideration is that a bad credit rating stays on your file for 8 years from the date it was LAST REPORTED. This means that if the creditor reports your bad credit rating through a normal automated system, or it is purchased in a secondary market and re-reported as a bad debt, in theory, it could be on your credit file for as long as a bankruptcy would be, or more, anyways....

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  3. Are we eligible for bankruptcy if we have an 11k medical bill?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Erik Samson Bakke Sr
    2. Dorothy G Bunce
    3. Malcolm Wallace Ruthven
    4. William James Rogers
    4 lawyer answers

    Most lawyers will approach your question as to whether you need to file bankruptcy, and which form of bankruptcy would you qualify for and be in your best interest. You will need to consult with a lawyer that you are comfortable with and confident in their abilities. Good luck.

  4. It is appropriate to consult differenf bankruptcy lawyers ?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas A McAvity
    2. Erik Samson Bakke Sr
    3. Adam Fred Peoples
    4. William James Rogers
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5 lawyer answers

    It is absolutely appropriate to consult with different lawyers. I would also check their reputation as well. In addition, each lawyer charges differently as to price or hourly. You need to feel comfortable with your lawyer, and make sure that lawyer does not cause you additional financial stress. Good luck!

  5. We loaned buyer money on house they 26bought from us. They filed bankruptcy , they kept the house are they still oblicated to pa

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Erik Samson Bakke Sr
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    2 lawyer answers

    To answer your question properly, a lawyer will need to review all the documents you have that created the loan. After a review of all the documents a lawyer will be able to determine whether you are a secured creditor or unsecured creditor. Depending on the type of creditor you are determines what your rights are in your borrower's bankruptcy. I would suggest you attempt to contact a bankruptcy lawyer of your choice to get this determination. I do not believe it would be as expensive as...

  6. Will she gets a bad credit history if he files for bankruptcy?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Erik Samson Bakke Sr
    2. Paul Stephen Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is actually very complex and involves issues of community property law. You should consult with a bankruptcy lawyer of your choice who is familiar with community law and the effect of one member of a marital community filing bankruptcy, and the other is not. Briefly, if the sole reason for one member of the community to file bankruptcy is to save the credit rating of the non-filing spouse, you probably will not obtain your goal since Washington is a community property state....