Bankruptcy Legal Questions and Answers

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How do we protect ourselves from a lien since we are in bankruptcy?

I have a complex question. My husband and I filed bankruptcy. Our meeting of the creditors was June 2. My husband was a plumbing contractor. He did a job for a General contractor. We filed bankruptcy on the company that provided the materials for that job. Now the company that provided the materials is seeking a lien on the general contractor. The general contractor; howe...

06/08/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: Maine   |   #16898

Is there any legal recourse for us to recover the money we are owed when someone files bankruptcy?

We own a private school and received notice that one of our families has filed for bankruptcy owing us $16,000 in tuition. They only claimed $14,500 in the bankruptcy. Is there any legal recourse for us to recover the money we are owed or dispute their attempt at dodging the debt?

05/21/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: Tennessee   |   #16740

Am I required to do what the bankruptcy court states if I am in bankruptcy?

I borrowed money from a family member who has not filed bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court is asking that I pay back what is due to her immediately even though the written agreement we have has been honored and paid back based on the guidelines we set at the time of the loan. Often times I paid back more than was agreed upon. I am unsure how to respond to their summons for writte...

05/19/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: Michigan   |   #16712

Would filing bankruptcy help relieve some of the financial burden I am carrying?

Last year, my bipolar husband was ordered to pay $50.00 per month for an old credit card debt for which he has no knowledge and was given no information that he recalls. Due to the factors involved in his disorder, he does not handle finances or much of life well, so everything falls to me to handle. Over this summer, during an episode, he destroyed many household files, and th...

05/01/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: ALL   |   #16508

If I am contemplating bankruptcy and may be receiving an inheritance, can I disclaim the inheritance?

If I am contemplating bankruptcy and may be receiving an inheritance, can I disclaim the inheritance after the person dies, but before the will is filed in probate. This would be before I filed for bankruptcy. Is there a time limit between the time I disclaim the inheritance and the time I file for bankruptcy to prevent the disclaimed inheritance from coming into question and...

04/30/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: Washington   |   #16501

What will happen if I am unable to reaffirm by debt on my car?

I have just been discharged Chapter 7. I was notified by BMW post petetion to reaffirm my lease. My lawyer advised not to. I tried to get a new car but was unable to. I could have gotten a used car that I would have to pay 20-24% interest and put down a large down payment that I did not have. My lawyer would not sign off on the reaffirmation. Since I would be paying as much for...

04/21/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: New Jersey   |   #16069

What will happen to the debt owed to my husband by his brother who is in bankruptcy?

My husband was in business with his brother. His brother took payments and other money from the company without the agreement of my husband. He also took distributions without my husband getting any distributions. This was against their operating agreement and fiduciary law. The subdivision that they had together as developers has since foreclosed and the bank has a 1099 an...

04/20/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: Missouri   |   #16056

Where can I find an answer to a complaint for determination that debt is non dischargable?

I need to file an answer to a complaint for determination that debt is non dischargable. Please get back to me as soon as possible as the answer is due by April 23, 2009. I filed my bankruptcy with an attorney but he wants to have an additional $5000 retainer to file the answer.

04/19/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: New York   |   #16049

If the Contractor is a Corporation and files Bankruptcy is the property owner liable for materials?

If the Contractor is a Corporation and declares Bankruptcy, is the property owner liable to material man?

03/30/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: Georgia   |   #15822

How do I get a lien released against my home since I was in bankruptcy?

Last year I declared bankruptcy and got divorced. My divorce was discharged first then my bankruptcy. There is currently a lien on the home I gave up any rights to in my divorce. My ex is trying to re-finance and he can't because of the lien. I have asked my bankruptcy lawyer for help and they claim that at the time of the bankruptcy 'I was entitled to either a cash exemption o...

03/24/2009   |   Category: Bankruptcy   |   State: New York   |   #15740
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