I've had a case number for approx 3 weeks. but it's been months since I paid the fee in full and the office seems to be not receptive to even simple inquiries about a time line. My question is; is there a lengthy process even after the case has be...
Once a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition is filed with the Court, a Case Number is issued. Within a day or two, you should receive your Notice of Filing of Chapter 7 Case from the Court which states the date, time, and place of your Meeting of Creditors. The Meeting of Creditors is usually scheduled for approximately one month after the date of the filing of the bankruptcy petition. Therefore, if you received your case number 3 weeks ago, your Meeting of Creditors should be coming up shortly. You are required to attend the Meeting of Creditors and provide testimony to the Trustee. Your attorney should discuss the Meeting of Creditors with you. In addition, he/she has an ethical obligation to keep you informed about your case. Lastly, please note that a typical straight forward Chapter 7 case is generally completed approximately 4 months after the date the petition is filed. Keep trying to contact your attorney.See question
My husband filed for bankruptcy due to a failed business and then was laid off from his new job. I am a stay at home mom. Two of the credit cards and the car loan were joint accounts. We agreed to pay the car loan. However, the joint credit cards ...
I assume your husband received a Chapter 7 discharge. If only your husband filed the bankruptcy, his discharge of debts does not relieve you of your obligation for joint debts. If you are a co-borrower on a debt, and not just an authorized of the account, then the credit card company can pursue you for payment.See question
My boyfriend's bankruptcy has been discharged already. However, he has this truck that is falling apart. He never signed a reaffirmation to the car company that we are aware of. We called his attorney and they do not have it, nor does the car comp...
If the debt was not reaffirmed in the bankruptcy, the vehicle can be surrendered and the loan company cannot seek to recover the money, only the vehicle.See question
5 years old
The short answer is yes, with certain restrictions. Creditors have to sue you in a court of law before they can obtain a judgment. Once a judgment is entered, they can execute against your assets. In New Jersey, the judgment also becomes a lien against real estate pursuant to State statute. There is a statute of limitations (time they have to sue you). You will have to check with your state and the time limitations vary. However, be aware that the statute of limitations can be extended. I suggest you meet with an attorney who can review the documentation regarding the debt and advise you of your rights.
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How much does a lawyer in NJ charge in buying a home?
The cost of legal services for real estate transactions depends on the type of transaction you are looking for the attorney to handle. Generally, purchases and sales of residential real estate are charged a flat fee, which can be paid at the closing. You will have to ask each individual lawyer that you speak to about their fees. All fee agreements between yourself and a lawyer should be in writing and set forth specifically what services the lawyer will be providing to you for your fee.See question
The court has not set the foreclosure date yet - the lender has informed them that I am given more time to do a short sale instead. However, the extension time has elapsed for the short sale. Can I still file for bankcrupcy to discharge this prope...
You can file for bankruptcy relief anytime up to the date of the Sheriff Sale. That will stop it.
Please note that the answer I provided above pertains only to matters in New Jersey. I am not licensed to practice law in your state and therefore strongly suggest you contact an attorney in your area who can give you specific advice.See question
I have received a letter for execution against goods and chattels. I want to know what this is and what it means? I would also like to know is there anything I can do?
This generally means a judgment against your household goods, furnishings, bank accounts, etc. has been entered of record with the courts and the creditor is making an attempt to collect on the judgment. A Bankruptcy proceeding can help stop an execution.See question
have a forclosure sale date coming up. Also have a contract to sell home in a short sale. How do I stop court foreclosure sale
A Chapter 13 bankruptcy will stop the Sheriff Sale of the property.
Please note that my response applies to matters in New Jersey. I am not admitted to practice law in your state and therefore strongly suggest that you contact a local attorney who can help you with your situation. The information provided above does not establish an attorney-client relationship and the above information is provided for informational purposes only.See question
filing for bankruptcy again?
Yes you can file bankruptcy again if it has been at least 8 years since your prior bankruptcy filing. This is for a Chapter 7 or a 13. You can file a Chapter 13 if you were previously discharged in a Chapter 7 in less than those 8 years.See question