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We currently have filed a Chapter 13, but if my husband

We currently have filed a Chapter 13, but if my husband becomes unemployed, can we go to our attorney and request it be converted to a Chapter 7 and give up one of the cars we were originally keeping? Also, does his unemployment matter if fired or quits? And do we get to decide which car we can keep or is that determined by the lawyer/court?

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I had just filed chpt 13 met with trustee last Thursday I

Good morning ,JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I had just filed chpt 13 met with trustee last Thursday I got a surprise when I got home my son had paid off my home and car 359000 What do i do from here?JA: What state are you in? And are you working with a local attorney?Customer: VaJA: Has anything been filed in civil court? If so, what?Customer: Im assuming its all been filed we met with trusteeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: this is my big question

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A debtor (a rogue patent attorney my company is suing for

A debtor (a rogue patent attorney my company is suing for fraud) filed a 11th hour ch. 13 petition the night before our fraud trial was set to start.He just filed his final schedule with the bankruptcy court and I have lost count of the number of lies and omissions he has on his finalschedule.For example, he cited that he grossed $140K in 2014 but we have bank statements and his deposition testimony from our fraud lawsuit against him where he confirmed that he actually grossed well over $400K (didn't pay any taxes on that money either).Does every lie count as a single fraud act or would all 30+ of his lies/omissions count as a single act....we are trying to get a sense of how serious this bankruptcy fraud situation might be for him.

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For a bankruptcy attorney. Let's say a person contracted

For a bankruptcy attorney. Hello, Let's say a person contracted with a business, and the business has filed bankruptcy. The business' bankruptcy attorney contacted the person and notified them that the business will be distributing the remains of its inventory to all affected persons under contract. The person responded to the bankruptcy attorney and stated yes, they would like to receive the inventory items. But then the attorney arranged for direct contact between the bankrupt business and the person. Well, the business owner penned a vitriolic email, attacking the person and stating the person can only pick up the inventory items when the person pays the business owner a certain amount, which is less than $50. (Background: A few years ago the person pointed out numerous contract violations, and in response the business owner "revised" his accounting records and launched a bilious attack. Please assume for the sake of argument that the person is right and the business owner indeed defaulted in several contractual areas, as was done to others as noted in internet postings.) Several questions. First, was it proper for the bankruptcy attorney to put the business in direct contact with the person?

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I have a business whose primary asset is our software. The

I have a business whose primary asset is our software. The market has changed and we're no longer profitable, but deeply in debt. With much trouble, I found a buyer for the business software, but without the liabilities. I'll be filing Chapter 7, but wanted to know if there would be a problem selling the business now so I can live off the money.

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My father passed away in September and I am the executor of

My father passed away in September and I am the executor of his estate in the state of Georgia. I personally spent about $50k of pocket over the past 6 years (over and above his income) in order to provide him in-home 24 hour nursing care. The plan is to recover my expenses from his estate when his home is sold. A past creditor who has a 5 year old $30k personal judgment (against me only) will probably try and take those funds before they make it to me. Can they do this? I have other credit issues also and would filing a Chapter 7 (or Ch 13) keep my creditor from coming after the funds?

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NOT A DUPLICATE I asked a similar question earlier but am

NOT A DUPLICATEI asked a similar question earlier but am looking for a second opinion.When filing chapter 13 bankruptcy, is a credit card company that has obtained and perfected a judgment lien against the debtor considered a secured creditor? Should the credit card company's claim in this instance be considered secured?

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I'm also currently filling bankruptcy. The bankrupts will be

I'm also currently filling bankruptcy. The bankrupts will be discharged befor I get my ss money. I gave my attorney the paperwork that shows I'm required to pay that money back to my employer. He isvtrllkng me now that the trustee may take that money. Is that legsl?10 January 2017 07:04

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This question concerns objecting to a creditor's claim

This question concerns objecting to a creditor's claim within my Chapter 13 bankruptcy:American Express obtained a judgment against me for approx. $10,000 a few years ago. It's now recorded in the deed books so a lien has attached to my property. The claim that American Express filed incorrectly lists the debt as 'unsecured'. Does this create a legitimate basis for me to file an objection to ask for the claim to be denied as filed (unsecured)? It is too late for them to file another - secured - claim ... but they still are guaranteed payment from the equity in my property if/when it sells.

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