Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Bankruptcy litigation attorney here to assist you.
In a Chapter 7 case, if you receive an inheritance within 180 days of filing for bankruptcy, that inheritance becomes the property of the bankruptcy estate. If this occurs, you are required to inform the trustee of this income/inheritance. The bankruptcy law calculates the 180 days from the date of death of the person granting the inheritance.