Four Reasons Why Bankruptcy May Be A TERRIBLE Idea | Summary and Q&A

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August 2, 2022
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Four Reasons Why Bankruptcy May Be A TERRIBLE Idea

TL;DR

Bankruptcy may not be suitable if you make too much money, have too many non-exempt assets, have made recent asset transfers, or have engaged in fraudulent activities.

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Key Insights

  • 🏆 Income above the means test limits can disqualify individuals from filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • 📼 Non-exempt assets may be sold to satisfy creditors in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
  • 📼 Recent asset transfers or preferential payments may complicate a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.

Transcript

hey everybody john skiba here from the consumer warrior youtube channel and in this video i'm going to talk about four reasons that you bankruptcy may be just a horrible idea but if this is your first time here to my youtube channel please click subscribe check on that little bell that way you'll be notified each week when i put out new videos that... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Can I file for bankruptcy if I have a high income?

It depends on whether your income exceeds the means test limits for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If it does, you may need to explore Chapter 13 or other debt settlement options.

Q: What happens to my assets if I file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

In Chapter 7, a bankruptcy trustee will evaluate your assets. If they are non-exempt, the trustee may sell them to pay off your creditors. Exemption laws protect certain assets, but there are limits to their coverage.

Q: Can asset transfers or preferential payments affect my eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Yes, recent transfers of assets without receiving anything in return or preferential payments made to friends or family members can complicate a Chapter 7 filing. It's advisable to consult with a bankruptcy attorney to assess the impact.

Q: How does fraud impact the bankruptcy process?

If you have engaged in fraudulent activities or are accused of fraud, creditors can file a lawsuit called an adversary proceeding. This can result in additional expenses, time-consuming procedures, and added stress during the bankruptcy process.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • If your income is above the means test limits for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may not qualify and will need to explore other options.

  • If you have a significant amount of non-exempt assets, such as equity in a home or valuable property, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may result in the sale of those assets to pay off creditors.

  • Transferring assets or making preferential payments to friends or family members in the past two years can complicate a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.

  • Engaging in fraudulent activities or being accused of fraud can make the bankruptcy process more challenging, as creditors can file lawsuits against you.

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