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Will unemployment affect my bankruptcy file?

I am currently unemployed and need to file for bankruptcy. How will this affect my file?

Answer By Kevin Heupel
Heupel Law
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Being unemployed will not be an issue if you file bankruptcy.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/26/2011

Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
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you will qualify under the means test for a ch 7

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/10/2011

Answer By Eric Benzer
Eric J. Benzer, Attorney at Law
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No

Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 8/6/2011

Answer By David VanDyke
Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
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No. Having no income or unemployment income is fine for a chapter 7.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/4/2011

Answer By Glen A. Kurtis
Glen A. Kurtis, P.C.
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The unemployment would be considered as income on the petition.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/4/2011

Answer By Bill Zurinskas
Bankruptcy Law Center
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The fact that you are unemployed will generally not negatively affect your bankruptcy filing.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/4/2011

Theodore N. Stapleton, PC
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It will not prevent you from filing bankruptcy.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/4/2011

Answer By Eric Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
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Unemployment should have much, if any impact, on you filing for bankruptcy. In many states, unemployment benefits are exempt from seizure.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 8/4/2011

Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson
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Your unemployment income, at least in Michigan, is not countable for the purposes of the means test. It is however countable when you are filling out Schedule I, current income. SO depending on the situation, it make you eligible to file a Ch 7 if your income was too high before.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/4/2011

Dearbonn Law Offices
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Unemployment helps your bankruptcy. If you are unemployed then you cant pay your bills. This qualifies you for bankruptcy.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/4/2011

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