Can a court ordered judgement be included in a bankruptcy, chapter 7 or 13?
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This is definitely a case that you need to have a bankruptcy attorney review with you. An experienced bankruptcy attorney will basically go through your finances with you and evaluate your debt and financial situation to determine if filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy may be beneficial to you. There are plenty of choices when looking for a bankruptcy attorney. Find one who you are comfortable working with and who can best address your issues. Many bankruptcy attorneys offer payment plans and most will give you a FREE initial consultation.
Though your situation may be a little more complex than most, it is definitely something that an experienced bankruptcy attorney can resolve for you. Visit with a few of them and get started on getting your life on track.
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Parker Evan Bornmann
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It is important to consult with a skilled bankruptcy lawyer in this type of situation.
The AZ lawyers who have responded to you here on AVVO, including me, can all probably help you. So, call 2 or 3 of us and hire whomever you're most comfortable with. We offer a free consult.
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Mr. Greeves is licensed to practice law throughout the state of Arizona. His office is in Tempe. He is authorized to handle IRS matters throughout the United States. His phone number is 480-422-1850 or his email address is [email protected] His website is www.grattorneys.com. Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied upon. Each state has different laws, every situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Most bankruptcy attorneys offer a free initial consultation. You should avail yourself of this and show the court award to an attorney who can review it along with your complete financial situation to determine whether bankruptcy is a viable option for you.
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It depends on whether the divorce court determines that the attorney fees are in the nature of support (spousal or child). Regardless, a CH 7 isn't going to do you any good. There's a chance that a CH 13 could get those fees discharged but it depends on how the state court worded the award of attorneys fees and how AZ state law works. I would talk to an AZ bankruptcy attorney.