My brother and his wife declared chapter 13 bankruptcy in
My brother and his wife declared chapter 13 bankruptcy in April. They have a total of approx. 436K in secured claims against them and 197K in unsecured claims. The secured claims are their mortgage, IRS and NJ state taxes along with an auto loan. The unsecured claims are mostly credit card debt and a 70K business loan that I signed as a co-guarantor just before leaving the business to my my brother in May 2002. Between 2009 - 2015, he had used the entire business loan and had to close his business. During that time he leased automobiles and took trips that were not business related. After declaring bankruptcy, my brother and his wife decided to put their house up for sale thinking their house could more than cover the total of all claims. It's been on the market for 5 months and the asking price is less than the amount he owes in total. My question, at this time; since I was defrauded and left with the responsibility to pay back the business loan (I've paid monthly up to 15K to date since he filed), can the loan be changed to a secured claim so that it's guaranteed to be paid in full when he sells his house? He should get enough to cover just the secured loans.
My 87 year old mother has quite a bit of unsecured credit
My 87 year old mother has quite a bit of unsecured credit card debt with multiple creditors that she can't afford. I'd like to stop making payments and negotiate a debt settlement (20% of total). I understand this will damage her credit score and any debt written off could be considered income. If I'm offering a payment, can a creditor force my mother into bankruptcy or put a lien on her home?
Currently I'm residing in USA, I have few amount of Debt in
Hi currently I'm residing in USA , I have few amount of Debt in my credit cards , not sure whether I can pay my entire bill before I leave the country . Will it cause any issue for me in my home country whether Credit card company can have the collection agency in my home country .
Its not really a bankruptcy question. Its more on
its not really a bankruptcy question. Its more on garnishments and judgments. Is Mr. Terry still the right lawyer to talk to?JA: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?Customer: Arkansas. and yesJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: nobody open on the days im available. I live in rural arkansas and we literally have 2 lawyers. One is half deaf :/JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Does Mr Terry deal with garnishments & judgements or?
I recently got divorced and got stuck with all the credit
I recently got divorced and got stuck with all the credit card debt, over $55k. Now being on a single income I'm burning through my savings account just to make the minimum monthly payments. I've never been late on a payment and have always had good credit and I don't want to file for bankruptcy, cause I'd have to do chapter 13 cause I make to much money to file for chapter 7. I looked into the credit card debt relief companies, but really don't want to go delinquent on my credit cards while they try to settle with the creditors. So, my question is, I got a phone call from a company who says they can do credit card debt dismissal. Where they get all my credit card debt completely dismissed, I guess they file some paperwork for the collection agencies who purchase my debt from the creditors stating prove that I owe what I owe and I guess the creditors don't give all that info to the collection agencies, so it gets dismissed. They also state that they get the negative marks on my credit report removed after the debt is dismissed. I obviously have to go delinquent on my cards with this program as well and would have about a $600/month payment for 30 months, compared to $1400/month for my minimum monthly payments. Have you heard of this type of company and is it legit or can debt not get dismissed like that and this company is a scam? Thanks.Troy
I have a question regarding bankruptcy. My mom has listed
I have a question regarding bankruptcy. My mom has listed her home for sale in February...unfortunately she hasn't been able to sale it and she is falling behind on all of her bills. Would banduptcy be an option? She filed bankruptcy about 15 years ago...
Looking at my options to file ! : No. I was just doing
Looking at my options to file for bankruptcy!JA: The Bankruptcy Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I was just doing research on it firstJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Bankruptcy Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I have over 19,000 dollars in credit card debt, student loans, personal loans, I recently bought a house with my ex and I am no longer living there so I go a place I could not afford and started paying bills and using my credit cards for help, now I am struggling paying it back and falling behind on rent and car psymentsJA: OK. The Bankruptcy Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else important you think the Bankruptcy Lawyer should know?Customer: Like?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Bankruptcy Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.