Bankrupcty New York - Chapter 7
I am separated for three years and locked for same period in a Matrimonial Court fight in NY Supreme Court with my wife.
As part of my (contested) claim for equitable distribution I am claiming half my wife’s medical degree and half of a jointly held apartment overseas (approximately 50% of which is mortgaged to an overseas bank.) Financial Matrimonial trial is still at least six/eight months off.
I filed for Bankruptcy six months ago, (it is still open) my lawyer did not list either claim. I am now Pro Se in the Bankruptcy proceedings (as well as the Matrimonial) and want to file an amendment to include these two claims.
1. Regarding jointly held apartment (my right to it being contested by my wife). Do I simply file it as Schedule A – Real Property plus Schedule D
, Creditors Holding secured debt?
2. Regarding my claim for equitable distribution on my wife’s medical degree, do I file it under personal property (Schedule B) and state that it is a contested claim with approximate value?
I know I should really get a Bankruptcy lawyer but I cannot afford one and want to file the amendment asap.
I need to know as it pretains to NY.