Can a minor or incompetent file bankruptcy?

Answer In order to declare bankruptcy, you must have amassed an amount of debt that you are unable to repay within five years. If someone is under 18 (or 21 as of February 2010) or mentally incompetent, t... Read More »

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How soon after filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy can you file a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

The U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows debtors to file for bankruptcy multiple times, but has changed the number of years you must wait between filings. Previously, a debtor could file under either Chapt... Read More »

Can a minor file a police report?

Minors can file police reports, according to Lt. Terry Moss of the St. Helens Police Department. In cases where a minor comes in to the police station or calls to report a crime, their report is ta... Read More »

Do minor children need to file income taxes?

Minor children claimed as dependents must file federal taxes if their unearned income (taxable interest, dividends, etc.) exceeded $950, their earned income (wages, tips) exceeded $5,400 or the two... Read More »

Can I file for bankruptcy on SSI?

You can file bankruptcy while receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Federal law protects SSI payments from bankruptcy proceedings. However, SSI payments can be garnished to pay back taxes, ... Read More »