Debts for wages, commissions, and employee benefits may be priority debts, more likely paid. It depends on the timing and amount of the debt. Our last dozen blog posts have been about “priority” debts. These are special unsecured debts that bankruptcy law treats better than the rest, called “general unsecured” debts. (Secured debts are a third main category … Read More
If you have a Chapter 7 asset case, your bankruptcy trustee collects and sells your asset and pays your priority debt with the proceeds. Our last blog post was about what happens to priority debts in a no-asset Chapter 7 case. Most consumer “straight bankruptcy” Chapter 7 cases are no-asset ones. This means that the bankruptcy trustee does not … Read More
Chapter 7 “asset” cases may sound scary. They needn’t be. We walk you through a very straightforward example to demystify this.
Just because you own something that’s not exempt doesn’t always mean that the Chapter 7 trustee will take it. The trustee could abandon it.