I think harassment is always against the law.
But, unless your receiving several letters in the mail a day, (and I'm not sure even then), would it possibly be considered harassment.
Yes, involuntary bankruptcy is available under both chapter 7 and chapter 11. However, it is not available against certain types of debtors.
You should have no problems filing an amendment to add the creditor.
File a proof of claim
Yes, as long as the creditor is listed on the bankruptcy.
Generally the answer would be no with some very limited exceptions. While you are in a Chapter 13, the automatic stay prohibits nearly every type of debt collection activity. If a creditor takes action against you in violation of the stay, your attorney can file a motion for fines and penalties against the creditor.
By filing a proof of Claim, or by addressing questions/arguments to the court
If you are sued and a creditor gets a judgment against you, you may be able to discharge your personal liability on that judgment in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This will depend on whether the underlying debt is dischargeable (meaning you can wipe it out in bankruptcy) or nondischargeable.
It really depends on the type of bankruptcy petition you file. If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy the creditor who put the lien on your car may be able to take your vehicle. If you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy you'll have the opportunity to make payment arrangements with your creditor and in that case you should get the title back after all of your payments are made and your amended. contract with the creditor has been fulfilled.
Any creditor not included in a bankruptcy discharge retains the right to continue attempting to collect a debt. That would include using legal remedy in the form of a lawsuit against the debtor.
The creditor is bound by the terms of the Chapter 13 plan. If the creditor doesn't file a proof of claim, then they don't get anything. If they are demanding money, the creditor could be in violation of the automatic stay and you can bring a motion for sanctions.
No. Sometimes it will be reported as "Included in Bankruptcy"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is basically a set repayment plan that is usually allowed by court, even if the creditor objects. When you satisfy your payments in the allotted time you have usually settled your bankruptcy. See the related link below for detailed info on chapter13 bankruptcy.
Yes, most judgments can be discharged in a chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Yes, if you include the guarantee you made to the creditor in the bk.
If bankruptcy is over and the debt was discharged, they creditor is forever barred from taking any action to collect the debt. If the bankruptcy is still pending, the debtor cannot contact you without permission from the bankruptcy court. In either case, you may have a claim for damages against the debt collector.
The answer depends on who the creditor is and the status of the debt. If the debt was a student loan or other non-dischargable debt, then your tax refund can be taken. If the debt WAS discharged, ANY collection action of any kind on a discharged debt is a violation of the permanent injunction of the discharge and therefore illegal. If the creditor was not included on the creditor matrix, then informing them of the bankruptcy and discharge of the debt may be all that is necessary to have the refund returned to you. In other cases it may be necessary to file a Motion for Contempt against the creditor in bankruptcy court. This would require the re-opening of the bankruptcy.
It doesn't. The homestead exemption protects property from being seized in a bankruptcy procedure or by creditor judgment. The lender does not relinquish the right to foreclose on property regardless of the status of the bankruptcy filing. Bankruptcy only temporarily halts the foreclosure of secured property.
If you receive an inheritance within 180 days after filing bankruptcy, it becomes the property of the bankruptcy estate and the Chapter 7 trustee can distribute the proceeds for the benefit of creditors.
There is no reason to repay a loan after a discharged bankruptcy, if you have done so, you can reclaim all your money from the creditor (you'll have to go through court).
A secured creditor does not need to file a such a claim, the lien against the property is sufficient proof. Generally the lien holder/lender will ask for the automatic stay to be lifted so foreclosure or repossession action can continue or be implemented against the property. In a chapter 7 bankruptcy the borrower must be able to reaffirm the secured debt to avoid recovery or litigation action from the lender.
You can file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Such decisions as a rule are left to the bankruptcy court. Generally such action is not allowed as it would be viewed as favoritism to one creditor.
If the creditor is a participant in the chapter 13 then they should have received notification from the bankruptcy court. The bankruptcy petitioner should notify the trustee that the creditor is in error. If the creditor is not a participant, they can continue to contact the debtor until they are notified in writing to "cease and desist".AnswerSend the creditor a written letter stated they are to cease contacting you by phone immediately and Amy only contact you through written correspondence. This is allowed by the Fair Debt Collections Act, a federal law. That should at least get you started.
Depends- if it was a chapter 7, then the bank can sue the co-signer for the full amount. If it iwas a chapter 13, the creditor is prevented from taking any action against the co-signer for any consumer debt.
NOT IN CALIFORNIA..YOU CAN FILE HARASSMENT CHARGES AGAINST THEM.