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hi can i claim residency in the state where i own my business

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can i claim residency in the state where i own my business (GA) in order to file bankruptcy? i have moved several times and do not meet residency requirements, and i want to file as soon as possible without waiting for the 6 month residency requirement in Colorado

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

WebLaw :


So sorry to hear of this dilemma. If my answer is not clear to you, please ask me for clarification by using the reply button.

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You may only in the state in which you reside. If you have resided in Georgia for 6 or more months, you may file in Georgia

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

thank you.

i lived in GA for 10 years, then moved to CA for 8 months, still have my drivers license there, but have left CA and have been in CO since leaving my job in May.


the residency requirements to file is a federal law, and you have to wait 6 doesn't make sense to me and is very frustrating...are there any other routes so that i can file immediately?



Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.
Unfortunately you must follow the residency laws in order to file. Why do you need to file immediately?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

i retained a bankruptcy attorney in CA, told them my plans to file bankruptcy asap and then move. they then told me after 3 months of working with me and taking my money that i should file in CO. i am now receiving the calls from creditors who are threatening litigation, which makes me believe that i need to file asap.