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11 Questions Answered
- Q. If I file for bankruptcy, will the government go after my spouse's assets as well as my own?
- A: In general, the filing of your bankruptcy will have no impact on your spouse's separate assets. Only your individual assets and joint assets may be subject to liquidation. If a debtor recently transferred assets to a spouse (or any other insider) to avoid liquidation of those assets in bankruptcy that could be seen as an avoidable transfer. In other cases, the trustee may consider certain assets to be joint assets even if you are not on title. For example, if you have been helping to pay the mortgage on a home but you are not on title, that could be an issue in the bankruptcy.
- Q. How do I clear an expired judgement lien in Colorado from 2010? Lien not renewed. Shows on court record as unsatisfied.
- A: If you file bankruptcy, the judgment lien may be removed by filing a motion to void the lien with the bankruptcy court. The lien is not automatically removed by filing bankruptcy. Whether the lien can be voided in whole or in part depends on the balance of the lien, other encumbrances (e.g. mortgages), the exemption amount and the amount of equity in the home. An attorney can advise you on how to proceed.
- Q. I am a co signer on my daughters car. She is filing bankruptcy and will include the car. Will I still be liable?
- A: The bankruptcy filing will have no impact on your obligation on the loan.
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