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How do I file bankruptcy on a fixed income?

Answer By Mark O. Grater
The Law Office of M Grater LLC
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Fill out accurately and honestly the petition and schedules just like anyone else.

Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 3/12/2014

GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
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Not sure what your question is. Many people file Chapter 7 with a fixed income. Ditto for Chapter 13.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 3/11/2014

Law Office of Marlin Branstetter
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Filing a bankruptcy on a fixed income is no different from filing were you employed. If your income is from social security it is not included in the means test but is included in the places on the forms that ask about income (Schedule I, Statement of Financial Affairs).If your income is from sources other than Social Security it should be listed on the means test.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/11/2014

Answer By Darren Aronow
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
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Not sure what your question is. You file bankruptcy like anyone else would. You show your income.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/11/2014

Answer By Daniel Garner
Garner Law Office
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If your annual income is less than 150 percent of the official poverty level, you can qualify for legal aid to get a bankruptcy done pro bono (for free.) Law schools may also offer a low-cost clinic in which students do it for the experience under the supervision of an attorney. Your local legal aid office will know if there is such a program in your geographic area. Otherwise, you just have to shop around for the best deal you can find.

Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 3/10/2014

Rosenberg & Press
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You should find an attorney who takes payment plans. Do not try and file your bankruptcy without an attorney. My office takes payment plans.

Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 3/10/2014


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A lot of people on fixed incomes file bankruptcy. If it's a small fixed income, it may take a little time to put some money aside to cover the costs. Also, in some cases, it may be possible to pay the filing fee in installments. It would probably be best to consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to get a better idea of what your rights and options are. Many attorneys will give you an initial consultation for little or no charge.

Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 3/10/2014

Answer By Dorothy G Bunce
A Fresh Start
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The requirements to file bankruptcy by someone having a fixed income is no different than for someone who's income varies from paycheck to paycheck. You need to provide the bankruptcy court will records of your income covering the previous 6 months.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 3/10/2014

Answer By Marjorie Guymon
Goldsmith & Guymon
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You question is vague so I cannot respond in detail. If you have no disposable income you are eligible for a 7. If you have some money left over after paying your living expenses, then you may file a 13. This information is only intended to give general information in response to an inquiry. It does not establish an attorney client relationship. This response is only based upon the limited facts presented and is merely intended to assist you in determining if you should contact an attorney to provide you with legal advice.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 3/10/2014

Answer By Adam Tran

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This is a too open-ended question. There is a procedure to follow, but the procedure is too onerous to explain in detail. Please contact an attorney who will provide you with details.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 3/10/2014

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