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My name is ***** ***** I have debt situation to ask advise
Hi My name is ***** ***** I have debt situation to ask advise aboutJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Of course and thanks in advance Here we go: I own the house that is worth about $950k and mortgage is $760k I recently lost my business and can not keep up with payments My wife makes about $100k but after taxes it is not enough to pay mortgage, cars, insurance etc Additionally I have about $70k in credit cards debt Also I own condo outright (1 bedroom), its worth about $80k no and i have a tenant Lastly , we have about $250k in retirement accounts (IRA and 401k) We have two children and I am searching for work for 2 months and can not find anything (I have BS in Electrical Engineering) So my options are : bankruptcy (but I would probably loose condo) foreclosure (but i will loose equity) sell the house (but i can not keep up with payments) Do nothing (it means foreclosure) Sale the house (it takes time and my payments will be delayed) And finaly I was thinking to borrow money from 401k, pay off credit cards, sell the house and hopefully return money to 401k from equity and then rent something..... I am badly Screwed.......Any advise?JA: OK got it. Last thing — Bankruptcy Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
I need help with Bankruptcy/Protecting myself from
I need help with Bankruptcy/Protecting myself from Fraud/consequences.I was a stable homeowner and then became disabled, trying many things to get well. Finally one day I decided to take a leap, and live off my credit cards (based on a spiritual teacher's guidance). I hoped I would recover and gain energy to pay the debt off.A series of misfortunes occurred (my new home burned down while I was in Hawaii, so I stayed in Hawaii....). I focused on writing a book based in that setting and getting my health back.Now, I've maxed out my cards $100,000K of debt, much of it the past 6 months when I moved back to the mainland. I have a serious mental health issues and was unstable (moving from place to place) for nearly 2 years before securing housing/medication.I've paid back friends and family through Paypal using credit cards...large amounts, $2K at a time, sometimes. I've paid rent, groceries, travel, etc. (not jewelry or clothes).I have no real possessions of value and very little money....would like to find an alternative to bankruptcy but barely making it on a disability income (not currently able to work).Do you recommend Bankruptcy Chapter 13 (Colorado)? How do I protect myself from charges of fraud, being asked to pay it back, court stuff, etc? Judgements?I've considered changing my phone # ***** have not given my new mailing address, but is this irresponsible/problematic?What is the best most responsible way to handle this debt?Thank you.
Bankruptcy specialist: We have a client company in trouble,
For business bankruptcy specialist: We have a client company in trouble, and will be speaking with a local BK attorney in person. But for important matters, I like to hear a few explanations or opinions. -- You could say that this client operates in a major industry, where it takes several years to build a business, gain credibility with all the players, and make it over the hill. This company is almost at the peak, ready to go over, but there is resistance due to managing all the debt and vendors/creditors that have build up along the way. Of the +/- 50 creditors, they have been great to work with, for the most part. Only one small active, collection lawsuit so far, a couple collection efforts, but more could start to come in. The good news is that, through extraordinary effort, this company has finally made it over the hill, in terms of high level customers and work, in the past month or so, and they are busy almost to capacity. But now it's like a horse race for cash flow, to put out all the fires, long enough to actually make it, and gain a foundation. -- In a perfect world, this company would be able to prove that they have made it on the offensive side, and get a bank to aggregate everything into one loan, re-package/re-capitalize, simplify, pay off vendors and creditors, gain some operating cash cushion, and move on. But that's pretty dreamy. -- What are the primary factors in a small business being able to qualify for Chapter 11? And generally, how do you "know" when it's time to stop trying to work debts out yourself, and file? Feel free to ask any clarifying questions. Thanks.
I had a tenant that filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2010.
I had a tenant that filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2010. She moved in my property in 2010 and left Sept. 2012. When she left in 9/12, she did not pay the rent. I received a notice from the Bankruptcy Court (9/12) stating that she was adding the rent to her bankruptcy. The notice said that it was back rent, but it was current rent because she was still in my property. I notified the Bankruptcy court that she was living in my property and that it was not back rent, but current rent. The Trustee did not allow her to include it in her bankruptcy.Three years passed and the tenant still did not make payment so I took her to court (12/15) and got a judgment for the rent. In court, she agreed to pay me, but did not make payment as agreed so I initiated a garnishee. The amount that the tenant owed was $5400, but we negotiated for a settlement of $1950. Ninety (90) days after the judgment, the tenant had her bankruptcy dismissed and then reinstated and added the rent from 2012 to her bankruptcy.I think that I read someplace that if a debt is denied for bankruptcy as the Trustee denied in 2012, it forever not allowed to be added to the bankruptcy. Is that true?IN addition, when the tenant moved in, she notified me that she had filed for bankruptcy. I was reluctant to rent other b/c of the bankruptcy. The tenant told me that she could not file bankruptcy for another seven (7) years so I did not have anything to worry about. She had a stable job that she had been on for about 10 years.I have filed an objection for her discharge the rent debt. Is there a possibility that she may not be able to discharge the debt based on the info above. I AM ALLEGING FRAUD BY INDUCEMENT AND OBJECTING B/C TENANT NEGOTIATED A REDUCED SETTLEMENTAND THEN RENEGED ON THAT. In the bankruptcy, she is proposing to pay her creditors 12% of the debt that she owes them.
My company took out a direct lender loan and have depleted
My company took out a direct lender loan and have depleted the funds. The business cannot continue and we do not have the money to pay back the loan immediately. Would it be better to file for some kind of bankruptcy or to find a debt settlement company?
Due to very expensive divorce, I am laden with overView more bankruptcy law questions
Due to very expensive divorce, I am laden with over $100,000.00 in credit card debt, my credit was very good until my X filed for divorce, and had me evicted on false charges, locked up all assets so I had to live on credit cards to supplement my SS check. Now I am am almost broke. The court ordered her to pay me alimony $1,500.00 for 2 years which ends March 2016. I have $148.000.00 in an account the court awarded me but X for sign the form Merrill Lynch requires and X will not communicate with me at all. Meanwhile I Have gone further in debt. Also have Appro. $250,000.00 in Keogh acount. Should I go back to court and asked for relief in the form of extension of 2 years alimony since she denied me access to my money for 2 years by not signing the form to release? Also, if this leads to bankruptcy will my retirement be considered as assets?