My original question: My bankruptcy lawyer didn't get my paperwork put through today, and I have a summary judgment Mon. The Response:
A summary judgment is treated as any other judgment - 10 years. Since you are filing bankruptcy, the judgment appearing on your credit report is not going to make matters much worse, if at all.You can not force the delay of the hearing for summary judgment as it would take the agreement of the opposing party.I am surprised that your attorney can not file the BKC over the weekend, since attorneys are required to file electronically. There may or may not be reasons that the filing of the bankruptcy after the summary judgment hearing has concluded will not make a difference, and it would take a WA attorney familiar with your circumstances to provide that answeI know I can include the debt from the summary judgment in my bankruptcy petition after monday. I'd just rather stop the summary judgment before it happens. This seems smarter? Right? I've already paid my attorney (who is out of town this weekend). Is it legally possible to hire someone else over the weekend, file an emergency petition, and then have my own attorney follow through with the rest of the bankruptcy next week? Obviously knowing I'd have to pay someone else to file the emergency petition, is that possible? Is that wise? I have all of the paperwork completed that's necessary to file.