Saturday, June 28, 2014

Can I file for bankruptcy while in a Bucks County geriatric community?

Frequently, people in the legal community will send me bankruptcy clients who are either injured or who are senior citizens.

For example, my Quakertown DUI Lawyer friend has been a big source of referrals for my Upper Bucks County office.  When people are disabled, my Bucks County Disability Lawyer friend will send me those who are no longer able to work.  Frequently, they send me people who are senior citizens.

I have represented Bucks County residents who are in a nursing home, over 55 community, or have full-time home health care.  Other times, they have partial home health care.

No one in any geriatric community is precluded from filing a Bucks County bankruptcy.  You just have to qualify for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 like everyone else.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Taping of the Meeting of the Creditors

The Trustee must hold the hearing with the Bucks County debtor or debtors under oath.  Bankruptcy Rule 2003(e) further requires that the hearing be recorded verbatim using electronic sound recording equipment.

The Trustees in Bucks County use a tape recorder and microphone.  These recordings must be made available for access for two years after the hearing date.

So, when you meet with the Trustee, make sure you speak loudly and clearly so the microphone can pick up your answers.