Judgement agains me from a bankrupt company
My question is that my wife while married to someone else incured a debt for an apartment they were living in. SHe has a judgement against her that we just found out about from 7 years ago. The company that she owes the money too filled for chapter 11 a year ago.
Do we still owe the money? What steps should we go through to clear it up?
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Re: Judgement agains me from a bankrupt company
Do we still owe the money? The short anwer is yes, your wife still owes the money. The debt your wife owes is not extinguished by the creditor filing bankruptcy. Note, though, while I imagine you refer to "we" still owing the money because you intend to help your wife resolve the matter, it is technically her debt alone.
What steps should we go through to clear it up? You should contact the lawyer that obtained the judgment against your wife on behalf of the creditor. If that does not work, you could try contacting the trustee appointed to oversee the creditor's bankruptcy. In any event, though, as a condition of paying any money, you should be sure to get written confirmation that the debt has been satisfied.
Obtaining the services of a lawyer would likely make the process much simpler for you, though you would need to pay the lawyer for his or her time.
In any event, good luck, and best wishes,