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How does alimony payments affect my "means test"

How does alimony payments affect my "means test" for my bankruptcy filing? Not divorced just separated.

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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.

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Bankruptcy & Retirement Fund Loan / PaymentsState is NJ.

Bankruptcy & Retirement Fund Loan / Payments.State is NJ. How bankruptcy treats retirement funds (401K, etc) loan and payments for this loan? Can payment be part of the mean test / a valid expense? Will this be a concern of the Trustee to notice how this loan was spent? If the loan is over a year old? I understand this loan is not discharged in either 7 /13 as this is loan and payment to oneself.

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I have a creditor, I am referring to schedule e/f in

I have a creditor, I am referring to schedule e/f in bankruptcy, if I have a creditor, a collection agency who is suing me. my original debt was for $10,000 and they have added fees and interest and they are suing me for $21,000 my question is should I add them only to part 3 of schedule e /f? Or should I add them to part 2 and part 3 (which is what I did). I have the original debt, which was sold, listed in part 2 already.

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I live in FL and I am a disabled Veteran rated at 60%.

Hello I live in FL and I am a disabled Veteran rated at 60%. Is this income included with the means test for chapter 7?JA: The Bankruptcy Lawyer will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: Chapter 7 bankruptcyJA: Anything else I can tell the Bankruptcy Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: No that's allJA: 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 connect you two.

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I live in California and have filed previous BKs. My

I live in California and have filed for two previous BKs. My last BK filing was on March 2008.I have about 75k in credit card/loan debts, my yearly income is $120,000 per year. My wife earns $60,000. I have two children- one is 19 and 11.Can I file for Ch.7 BK based on the above? Thank you..

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Can we file personal bankruptcy if our house is in a trust

Can we file personal bankruptcy if our house is in a trust and we are partners in a family partnership

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This is a Chapter 13 question - median debtors.

Hello:This is a Chapter 13 question for above - median debtors. It is a general question. Specifically, why don't you list amounts for vehicles that you are buying on both Schedule J (lines 17a and 17b) AND on the form 122C-2 (lines 13a and 13b)? I am told that such is "double dipping..." Thank you in advance for your assistance...

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Another quick question: I am trying to file bankruptcy, but

Another quick question: I am trying to file bankruptcy, but I am being advised I will need to take a means test for a fee of $300 and in addition if I am approved to move forward with the bankruptcy, it will cost a total of $2,323 for the bankruptcy. Is this a bit much for bankruptcy in the state of Florida. Tje attorney fee alone is $1800. It's only a house, 2 vehicles, medical bills and less than $6k in credit card debts. I just don't want to pay for a bankruptcy that is comparable to what others are paying. Thanks

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