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What does it mean in bankruptcy 7 when the trustee's report states the following: # 1) Assets abandoned (without deducting any secured claims): $$$.00 # 2) Assets Exempt: not available, claims scheduled: $$$$.00 # 3) Claims Asserted: not applicable, claims scheduled to be discharged without payment (without deducting the value of collateral or debts excepted from discharge): $$$$.00 I did this BK7 on my own as I am not able to afford and attorney I would just like some input if possible on the meanings of what this is telling me. Thank you in advance
I posted this on my original thread but got no replies so I'm trying a new topic. During the BK hearing the trustee latched on to the payment I made to the IRS with cash I had been sitting on in case of emergencies. We got into a mess in 2009, husband lost his job, tiny kids, no cash, etc, credit cards, and I lost a lawsuit in February which is why the BK. So when I inherited a little bit of money in 2012 I just put it in a cashier's check in a safety deposit box and sat on it so I knew we would have cash if necessary. I am filing singly by the way - spouse is not filing. I was honest and told my lawyer about it and he said to get rid of it, so I put some in my IRA and paid our 2013 taxes. My husband is self-employed but not a corporation or anything so we file together and always end up paying every year - lump sum since I'm never organized enough to do estimated payments. The trustee decides that since the taxes are from my husband's business and theoretically I used MY money to pay them, that I am an "injured spouse" and that he is going to make a claim against my husband - this was in an email to my lawyer. This was a couple of weeks ago, and then last week I got my discharge notice, but I know he could still file a claim, right? My lawyer says he is just blowing smoke, since I would have to make the claim first, and the trustee would be second in line to me. And the rules about injured spouses seem to not apply to me since I didn't have a refund coming or anything, and we're not divorcing, splitting assets, etc. Any one have input about such a thing? I'm wanting this all to be over!