Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Bankruptcy Law
This answer was rated:

I am looking at a divorce and a bankruptcy since my wife has

a mental condition that is...
I am looking at a divorce and a bankruptcy since my wife has a mental condition that is certified as not disabling but we have huge medical bills and credit and other bills we can't pay. We want to keep our 2 paid for vehicles and we've agreed I keep the home because I'm near my elderly mother. Can we file BK and divorce and keep our vehicles, which we would split, and keep our trailer that is only valued at $13,000?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Bankruptcy Law Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
7/10/2012
cfortunato
cfortunato, Attorney
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Satisfied Customers: 8,023
Experience: Bankruptcy professor.
Verified
Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Bankruptcy attorney here to assist you.

1) Have you and your wife lived in Colorado continuously for the past 2 years? If not, where have you lived for the past 2 1/2 years?
2) What is the Blue Book value of each vehicle?
Ask Your Own Bankruptcy Law Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Well, we have lived in Colorado for more than 2 years.
The blue book value on the truck is $7179 (fair condition, high miles)and the car blue book value is $4391

Thank you for your response.

If you and/or your wife file a Bankruptcy, she would be able to keep the trailer because it is worth less than $60,000.

Additionally, each Bankruptcy filer is allowed to keep one motor vehicle with a value of up to $5,000. This means your wife would be able to keep her car, but you may have to agree to pay around $1,000 (over 6 - 12 months) to keep your truck, as this is what would be left over after deducting the cost to sell it and after deducting your $5,000 exemption.

 

I think this is what you wanted to know. If not, please let me know. Thank you.
Ask Your Own Bankruptcy Law Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Is this a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13? What about the other debts (medical,credit card, etc.) How would divorce affect this?

1) Q: Is this a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13?

A: This would apply to a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13. If you file a Chapter 7, all your debts would be discharged without having to pay anything - except perhaps $1,000 for the truck. If you file a Chapter 13, you would have to pay all disposable income each month to the Bankrutpcy court for 3 years. So it makes more sense to file a Chapter 7.

 

2) Q: What about the other debts (medical, credit card, etc.)?

A: All of these would be discharged in your Bankruptcy.

 

3) Q: How would divorce affect this?

A: Divorce will not have an affect on your Bankruptcy filing, and your Bankruptcy will not have any affect on your divorce.

cfortunato
cfortunato, Attorney
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Satisfied Customers: 8,023
Experience: Bankruptcy professor.
Verified
cfortunato and 87 other Bankruptcy Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask cfortunato Your Own Question
cfortunato
cfortunato
cfortunato, Attorney
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Satisfied Customers: 8,023
8,023 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Bankruptcy professor.

cfortunato is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Terry L.

Terry L.

Attorney

2,672 satisfied customers

Better Business Bureau. 18yrs bankruptcy experience. Chicago Bar Assoc. American Bankruptcy Institute member.

cortrightlaw

cortrightlaw

Attorney

511 satisfied customers

Attorney practicing Bankruptcy Law including Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13.

JoeLawyer

JoeLawyer

Attorney

376 satisfied customers

Attorney in the practice of Bankruptcy Law since 1996

A.J.

A.J.

Attorney

262 satisfied customers

Experienced consumer bankruptcy attorney.

Fritz

Fritz

Attorney

209 satisfied customers

Florida attorney with extensive experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases

Law Girl

Law Girl

Attorney

153 satisfied customers

I am an attorney.

Paul K, Esq.

Paul K, Esq.

Attorney

141 satisfied customers

10 years Exp., Great customer service, Prompt responses.

< Previous | Next >

Related Bankruptcy Law Questions
I filed for bankruptcy and qualified for Chapter 7. In the
I filed for bankruptcy and qualified for Chapter 7. In the process the Trustee found a date left off on my Deed of Trust. He filed for an Adversary Proceeding and I received a letter today stating he … read more
KUMI95
KUMI95
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17 satisfied customers
I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in December 2009, and left off
I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in December 2009, and left off a creditor who is now seeking garnish wages. The creditor was left off. It's a friend that file through the sheriff dept in California. Am I… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I am considering filing a chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. I
I am considering filing a chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. I know some years ago there were some changes in the bankruptcy laws. What I need to know, first of all, is how much money can be retained in a… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,163 satisfied customers
My husband and I went through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy which
My husband and I went through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy which was final in January of 2006. Yesterday we received a 1099 - C from the bank involved showing a cancellation of debt as 12/31/2009 with no in… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,133 satisfied customers
Have to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy, What about parrots as
Have to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy, What about parrots as pets...no breeding...no breeding involuled. Also have 4 vehicles Chev p/u 2009, Chev p/u 89, Ford p/up 85, Dodge 74 sedan. Need three vehicle… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Utah. Now that I have filed for
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Utah. Now that I have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy what happens to my house? I am upside down in my house and have vacated the property. Does my house still go into foreclosu… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,806 satisfied customers
I filed chapter 7 and was told that my fiance couldn"t claim
I filed chapter 7 and was told that my fiance couldn"t claim that he owned 1/2 of all my realestate because he wasn"t on the deed but we had signed a piece of paper saying that he owned 1/2 of my fath… read more
KUMI95
KUMI95
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17 satisfied customers
Interested in information concerning personal chapter 7
interested in information concerning personal chapter 7 bankruptcy as a member of a 50/50 LLC … read more
DrakeLAW
DrakeLAW
Juris Doctorate
828 satisfied customers
This is a bankruptcy question. Filed Chapter 7, made
This is a bankruptcy question. Filed Chapter 7, made payments to trustee, finished payments, scheduled this month for the discharge hearing. Problem: one creditor has a lien on our home. What if anyth… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
Regarding my chapter 7 ProSe on the Reaffirmation $2000
Regarding my chapter 7 ProSe on the Reaffirmation $2000 behind on payments, $6000 equity in car Obviously, we don't want to be Repo'd with all that equity.My husband went to the reaff hearing today an… read more
Terry L.
Terry L.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
Regarding my chapter 7 Reaffirmation hearing tomorrow,
Regarding my chapter 7 Reaffirmation hearing tomorrow, husband is going without me. $2000 behind on payments, 6000 equity in car. When I try to talk to the people at "ascension capital" who do Cap1's … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,961 satisfied customers
We filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in California with the intent
We filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in California with the intent on reaffirming the car.We are 90 days out with a report of no distribution and "awaiting discharge" on Pacer.We have $6000 equity in the car… read more
DrakeLAW
DrakeLAW
Juris Doctorate
828 satisfied customers
BANKRUPTCY: Debtor is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy; and
BANKRUPTCY: Debtor is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy; and elected to surrender their vehicle. Can the Creditor repossess the vehicle while the bankruptcy case is still open? Debtor has not received a dis… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,163 satisfied customers
BANKRUPTCY: A debtor wants to file a personal Chapter 7
BANKRUPTCY: A debtor wants to file a personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy and owns a small business. They are filing mostly consumer debts. Can the Debtor continue to run their small business and generate in… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,163 satisfied customers
This is a Chapter 7 question. The Debtor was unemployed for
This is a Chapter 7 question. The Debtor was unemployed for 4 of the last 6 months, having worked the last 2 months. Her currently monthly income amount is above the local median, but averaged over th… read more
Terry L.
Terry L.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
My parents filed chapter 7 bankruptcy. They received a
My parents filed chapter 7 bankruptcy. They received a letter back from the attorney they hired and the letter stated, "they are over the limit on the allowable exemptions for a chapter 7".What does t… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,190 satisfied customers
This is a Chapter 7 case. The Debtor signed a reaffirmation
This is a Chapter 7 case. The Debtor signed a reaffirmation agreement less than 60 days ago and now wants to rescind it...the case is about to close, discharge was ordered but case is open for adminis… read more
Terry L.
Terry L.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
Filed chapter 7 and received discharge, massachusetts dept
filed chapter 7 and received discharge, massachusetts dept of revenue seizing assets and not honoring discharge. how do we make them stop, remove liens and return seized money? … read more
Amadeo Rivera
Amadeo Rivera
JD
77 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x