Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help
Recent bankruptcy law questions
My mother-in-law who recently suffered a severe stroke and
My mother-in-law who recently suffered a severe stroke and lost her speech abilities just received a Default Final Judgement from Discover Credit Card which was issued on June 17, 2016 but was just received today June 22, 2016 from the Martin County, FL court. She just lost her husband and is only surviving on her limited Social Security benefits. There is no way she can pay the $7740. What can/should she do to avoid garnishments or liens?
I filed bankruptcy about four years ago because I had to
I filed bankruptcy about four years ago because I had to take care of my mother who had Alzheimer's. I kept the house, but I'm finding the bills overwhelming. I'm running two households now because I'm taking care of my brother who has FTD (frontotemporal dementia) and hydrocephalus (water on the brain). If I filed bankruptcy just to get rid of my house that has extreme damage from trees and water, would I get into trouble with the mortgage holder? My mortgage is about $340,000 and the house, on a good day, is worth about $90,000. As I've been told, it's also a famous historical house. Right now I hire people to go in and check on my brother on the days that I can't be there because he lives 125 miles away from me. I'm overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the bills for two households on top of paying home health care workers.
Because I have income through self-employment I need to know
Because I have income through self-employment I need to know if Utah's laws consider my self-employment income as “wages” that are entitled to exemptions usually given to a traditional employee whose income is garnished.Even if Utah's laws will not exempt some of my self-employment income, does federal law still provide me some relief because the Consumer Credit Protection Act's definition of “earnings” may be broader than what Utah State might define as “wages,” and can include the income that I make as a self-employed person.
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.
Only please, again, hopefully, you are having a good Sunday!View more bankruptcy law questions
For Barrister, only please,Hi again, hopefully, you are having a good Sunday! We wanted to get your advice one more time on the issue with the attorney in Houston for AMEX. We did speak with them, and they offered a "Temporary Payment Plan" which includes a confirmation letter of same, and a document for the "Agreed Judgement" as you explained to us. The payment plan is for 6 months at 350.00 per month, and at that time, the letter reads as follows: "American Express will reassess your financial situation after six (6) months to see if you have the ability to pay larger payments or pay the account in full". The balance claimed is $39,512.77 which includes the court fees. Okay, here is our question: By signing this agreement, does this preclude AMEX from ever settling for a smaller amount? As mentioned in our previous conversation, they offered a settlement that expired January 22, 2016 for $23,400.00. The payments were almost 1000.00 per month for 24 months. Of course we could not afford those payments. (FYI, when we mentioned this "settlement offer" from AMEX to the assistant at Degrasse & Rolnick, the attorneys for AMEX), she seemed surprised that we received the settlement offer). As mentioned to you previously, we need to get to another state to prepare for a complete move back. We have been renting there. We thought that by agreeing to this arrangement at this time, it would allow us 6 months before having to either declare BK, or figure out a way to repay the debt. We did submit a hardship letter to the assistant to the attorney, as requested by her, stating our situation. The letter stated that we do not own a home, as it was damaged beyond repair in a hurricane in 2008, nor any savings or retirement plan, and that our auto is 8 years old. She did say that she did not yet submit the hardship letter to AMEX. We find this interesting as she requested the letter in order to present to AMEX??? At any rate, does signing this letter with the stated amount of $39, 512.77 preclude us from ever settling for less??? Sorry for this lengthy epistle!! Thanks!