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I received a letter from the united states bankruptcy court

hi,JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?Customer: i received a letter from the united states bankruptcy court southern district of new yorkJA: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?Customer: chapter 11JA: Has anything been filed in civil court? If so, what?Customer: new yorkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no. that's the letter i received

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I just received a notification that a creditor is garnishing

hello. I just received a notification that a creditor is garnishing my wages starting next month. I work for the school district. What can I do. Im ready to file bankruptcy if i have to. so 2 questions. what should I do to stop this garnishment? If I file, how long does it take to stop them?

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BANKRTUPCY: Debtor filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy; and included

BANKRTUPCY: Debtor filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy; and included Wage Garnishments in Schedule A/B and Sch C. Is there an additional form the debtor must file in order to have the wage garnishment returned to them?

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I think this applies to someone in collection law... but ill

I think this applies to someone in collection law... but ill try to be brief: Im being sued out of state, someone purchased my vehicle on ebay, claimed not as described. This is about a year old. Prob headed to trial. Anyway - i have no more money to fight the case and i dont want to declare BK to just make this "go away."1) i do not have any assets of any kind, and minimal savings. am currently unemployed. i was formerly in california at the time of the sale, but now live in VT. HOW would they seek to collect on my checking account there (less than $8K).2) how can i protect what i have? Start an LLC and put my $ there?3) alternatively - is it within my rights to file for a continuance in the hopes of finding representation at some point? IF there is a trial, i will not be able to go at this point and a default judgement for what should be an open and shut case would really be a shame...THANK YOU!!!

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I have a question about being a vendor (DJ) with a

Hi yes I have a question about being a vendor (DJ) with a restaurant that was closing down and is facing bankruptsyJA: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?Customer: CA No they are trying to settle with us to prevent bankruptsy they owe me 1800.00 and want to settle with about 500.00 saying they are dispersing the funds they have between the vendors. if they go into bankruptsy it is highly likely we will see nothingJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: as far as I know, they have not filed or reported anything. They just sent us letters to settle to prevent having to file.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They made a mistake and the original document said 1200.00 they owed me and would pay me about 333. They are willing to pay me out of pocket the difference to get me the 500.00. Also - Just wanting to know if this is a good deal or not. I am super bummed to lose all that money. I would be willing to wait if there was any chance to get it if they did declare bankrupts... but it sounds like its not likely according to them. I just want to make sure that is an honest statement.

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If I file chapter 13 bankruptcy, reorganization of debt. And

If I file chapter 13 bankruptcy, reorganization of debt. And I borrowed money from my parents while I owned a business and then paid them back the $15,000. Will the courts make my parents return that money to give to my creditors.

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After 7 years of being in business, I have had to shut my

After 7 years of being in business, I have had to shut my trucking co operations down...would bankruptcy be my best recourse?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: Tennessee....11 trucks (not all working), 11 trailersJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: we have not filed with the secretary of state but have notified DOT of action and insurance coJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I owe lots of money

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I have a friend that had a chapter 13 bankruptcy 5 years

I have a friend that had a chapter 13 bankruptcy 5 years ago. He had a lot of credit card debt, a motorcycle, and a few small things. The credit card debt was erased so he is only paying for the motorcycle and a few small things. This is the last year he has to pay for that bankruptcy. It will be paid off in December. He currently has a modular home financed and has been in it for 7 1/2 years that was not included in bankruptcy. Evidently he has an adjustable rate mortgage because his payments went up, up, and up to the point where he felt like it was no longer worth paying for. He has kept it in pristine condition though. He paid 148,000 for it originally but owes 135,000 on it now. He stopped paying monthly payments on the house 5 months ago. His loan was recently sold to another company but they haven't done anything about removing him yet though. I want to help him make the right decision on this. What are his options? I told him he should offer them something less, like 100,000 or something. Since they don't know the condition of it, they might assume it is destroyed on the inside and be willing to settle for less. He said that wasn't possible because under his bankruptcy, they said he could not finance anything else. What are some smart ways to handle this?

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I am being sued by a hospital for $439 plus court costs,

I am being sued by a hospital for $439 plus court costs, legal fees etc. I have already paid off a $9000 settlement in July of 2016. I currently have a negotiated settlement for a $1400 bill of $140 a month until the bill is paid. The hospital used three different debt collectors. Would a judge combine/add the $439 to the current settlement? I just don't have the budget to pay more than $140 a month.

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