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Does a vehicle title loan qualify me for the ownership allowance on the Chapter 7 Means test?

Aubrey, TX |

If yes, how do I figure the average monthly payment for line 42 of the Means Test?

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Attorney answers 4


There is more to the Means Tests then meets the eye. You should consult with a Bankruptcy attorney.

This answer is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.


You only need to pass the means test if you have above median income. If you have above median income you can afford to hire an attorney.

The information provided here is intended to help you be an informed legal consumer and is not a substitute for representation by an attorney.


I have to agree with the other attorneys on this. Despite the various petition preparation companies on the web and elsewhere who assure people that bankruptcy is an easy process and that all you need is a typist and some education to put yourself through the process, the most messed up bankruptcies I've ever seen were filed by individuals who tried to do it themselves. Yes, the paperwork comes out nice and need, but the issue isn't quality paperwork, it's understanding what needs to go on the papers and why and understanding what the risks are associated with your particular case and how to manage them.
In any event, much as I wish you success, this is not a forum for you to obtain free legal advice for your "do it yourself" bankruptcy.

I am licensed only in Texas. Offering information of a general nature in response to a question is not intended to be legal advice in your state.


God bless you