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Questions tagged [bankruptcy]

relating to organizations or individuals running out of cash flows. Additional context specific tags may be used as appropriate.

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Online website for filling out bankruptcy paperwork?

There are many online tax websites (e.g., TurboTax), but are there similar websites for helping one fill out the paperwork for bankruptcy?
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How can PG&E intend to go thru Chapter 11 Bankrupcy on January 29th before lawsuits even find them financially liable from recent California fires?

PG&E intends to file for bankruptcy on January 29th. They state it is largely due to the estimated $30 billion in liabilities from the recent disasters, fire suppression costs, and attorney fees. ...
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What happens to the shareholders when a public company declares bankruptcy?

If you are a shareholder of a public company and the company goes bankrupt, what would happen to your share? Does the share still represent your holding in the company? And if the company goes out of ...
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How urgent is it to close put options when a company enters bankruptcy? How likely is it to have trading halted?

I own Jan-2020 put options on a company in bankruptcy, but the stock is trading between .25 and .50 and my limit orders to sell those puts are not getting filled yet. The trading on the shares has ...
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How can a bank go bust when people don't pay their loans? (since loans are created out of nothing) [closed]

When a bank issues a loan to me, the money is created out of nothing on a computer. It's just a record in a database. It doesn't exist. The bank issuing the loan needs to have reserves at the central ...
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Chances to get back money from a bankrupt company?

Recently, I bought a ticket through my debit card for an airlines that got bankrupt a few weeks later (Cobalt Air). Anyone with a similar experience and managed to get their money back? Or what are ...
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What to do when my co-signer files Chapter 7?

I have an open auto loan and have finally caught my payments back up. My mother is overwhelmed by her debt and is the co-signer on the loan. She has officially filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and told ...
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Is NDC.org a legitimate way to track Chapter 13 cases?

I was told by the secretary of the lawfirm that's handling my Chapter 13 case to go to ndc.org to find out details such as how many remaining payments I have. I know a thing or two about technology, ...
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Can I get severance pay in bankruptcy settlement?

This is a followup to What happens to contractors when employer goes bankrupt?. When I signed with that company as a contractor, my contract promised me 10 days notice before letting me go. ...
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Withholding Agents in Canada

Hello everyone I had a quick question about Canadian banks. I have my investment accounts with my bank (big 5 bank). Legally when I buy the stocks they hold them for me, until I decide to sell them. ...
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What happens to contractors when employer goes bankrupt?

The U.S. company at which I was a contractor has closed its doors and laid off all employees. I read in the news that all its assets were bought by another company. All regular employees were paid up ...
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Is there an example of a company declaring bankruptcy . . . then discovering it's not bankrupt after all?

Does this happen? For example, an oil company files, thinking it just doesn't have enough assets to cover its liabilities, then shortly afterwards, it makes a big new discovery, or the price of oil ...
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Home loan discharged in bankruptcy - distribution of funds from sale

My ex-wife was the primary borrower on a home loan with me as co-borrower. After our divorce was finalized she filed for bankruptcy and the loan was discharged. However, I remained in the home and ...
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I am an EU resident being contacted about stock I own in a defunct company by a supposedly US based lawyer, is this a scam?

I am based in the EU, so I have very little knowledge of how the US legal system works. I have been contacted by a "law firm" in the US about a financial issue: a company in which I own a small ...
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Options for paying for a nonreturnable leased vehicle

Late last year, my girlfriend's car was stolen and subsequently destroyed. This car was a leased vehicle. For reasons beyond her control‡, the insurance had lapsed a few months prior. The ...
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Does this situation qualify for homestead? (California)

My MIL is living with us while renting out her house (with about $300k left on mortgage) for additional income. The house is owned under joint tenantship between my MIL and my wife. Her sole ...
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How do I determine if another party has filed me for bankruptcy in Australia?

I understand here in Australia, company can file for bankruptcy on your behalf or without you even knowing if you owe them money over $5000. How do I do a “free” search on the bankruptcy site. I need ...
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How to create my own fractional-reserve bank? [closed]

How can I create my own fractional-reserve bank to fund my companies? I want to do it to avoid paying interests to others, in addition to advantages of getting (a lot of) loans to create more ...
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Is it possible to establish a new relationship with a creditor after bankruptcy?

I'm usually pretty good at answering money questions for my friends but this one has me stumped. First, a little background A few years ago, a friend of mine had great credit (low balances, great ...
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How much can owning part of a liquidated company affects my credit score?

As part of my employee compensation when I started working for a small startup, I got 5% of the shares. The company didn't make it and the founder wrote me to tell me that he's going to liquidate it, ...
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Savings account versus corporate bond

I am looking at buying a bank corporate bond instead of placing money into a savings account. Say I buy a 2 year maturity corporate bond, that yields exactly 2% per year (in terms of yield to ...
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Approximation of equity value for company in default [closed]

I want to come up with an estimate for where the share price of a company may end up in a bankruptcy/event of default. What is a commonly-used rule of thumb for this? I know it will vary greatly from ...
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Bankruptcy with liability and credit

Suppose you took a loan and have to to pay it off uniformly. You made more money than you initially thought when you took the loan and have yet to pay 50 000 $ off, but have 20 000 $ credit on an ...
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Borrowing 100k, paying it to someone and then declaring bankruptcy

What happens if you borrow 100-500k in Australia, pay it to a friend and then declare bankruptcy shortly after? Would your friend need to pay back the bank? Would this be fraud? What would happen if ...
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How could this sort of bankruptcy fraud be caught?

Somebody I met claims that some 'shady' business owners out there can create a company with the purpose of paying for an expensive service - then make that company file for bankruptcy to avoid paying ...
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Co-owning a house, what happens during chapter 7 bankruptcy?

My mother-in-law is considering filing chapter 7 for her small business. She has about $100,000 debt. Her only asset is a house that she and my wife bought as joint-tenant worth about $700,000 with ...
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Are assets lost in a bankruptcy valued at the time of loss, or according to current value?

For the purposes of claiming a casualty loss in tax filings, can stocks be valued at their current par or is their value only what it was at the time of the loss? My situation is that I have stock ...
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Someone please help with my credit situation

I sincerely hope someone can help. My credit score is ridiculously low. It's 538. My payment history is 98%. I do have a couple collection items...but my credit has been way higher...around 660, with ...
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Opportunity to buy Illinois bonds that can never default?

Today Illinois bonds were downgraded to 1 above junk. The article. Citation from article: Despite the lack of a budget, Illinois has continued to cover payments due on its bonds, and, like other ...
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy IRS Debit 7 Capital Loss

I have a capital gains loss of $250K and an IRS debt of $200K, this happened through series of mistakes. Explained in detail here. My question is I was told that filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will ...
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What happens to investors' money in SPY ETF if State Street becomes bankrupt?

SPY is one of the most popular ETF tracking S&P500 index. If the ETF issuer State Street Global Advisors becomes bankrupt in a black swan event, what happens to investors' money? Is the money 100% ...
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Continued Paying For Home After Bankruptcy Discharged Debt - Can Someone Regain Responsibility?

My mother declared bankruptcy a few years ago, and all of her debts were discharged, including a car that was repossessed, and a house, which she continued making payments on (Was never behind), even ...
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What drives the stock of bankrupt companies?

What drives the stock of bankrupt companies? For example: Energy Company SunEdison (SUNE) filed for bankruptcy in early 2016, with debt exceeding assets by at least $1 Billion USD. Throughout the ...
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Is there a reliable way to find, if a stock or company is heading bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy in the stock market is not uncommon. Suddenly, stocks declare bankruptcy, trapping millions of investors. How can I avoid buying the stock of a company which is heading towards bankruptcy?
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FSCS limits and offset savings accounts

The UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) covers up to £75000 per person per bank entity. If one owes the same bank money in the form of a debt or a mortgage, would this affect the limit? ...
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Disputing Items to Improve Credit Report

After declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy about 14 months ago, I find myself in a position where my best option for finding a home is to purchase one (rather then rent an apartment, which is simply not an ...
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Do stockholders ever get money from a chapter 7 bankruptcy?

And if they do, does it occur with any frequency that you could calculate the possible (non-zero) worth of your stocks if such an event were to occur?
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How can I find mortgage estimator without credit check after bankruptcy

I own a house in DC, but looking to move to Manhattan, NY. I filed for chapter 7 and got a discharge in November 2014. I reaffirmed my mortgage debt and have been paying it. I also kept open an Amex ...
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Bankruptcy discharged in 2004 and Consumer Proposal in Jan. 2015: Worthwhile to try to apply for a mortgage now?

I assume that mortgage lenders can no longer see my aunt's bankruptcy (that my aunt's credit reports do not show) because it is past 7 years. Now responsibly using 2 Credit Cards, my aunt accepts ...
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Stock goes bankrupt - what is CODI and should I worry about it?

I am a total newbie at investing and last year I purchased some stock of BBEP directly without any broker using the Robinhood app. Now BBEP has filed for bankruptcy and I see many people mentioning ...
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401K loan repayment Default

I have a 29,000.00 loan from my 401K That I am paying 800.00 per month on. My wife has been ill for 2.5 years and unable to work. Currently trying to get disability. However this has created a big ...
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What does “Settling your Debt” entail, and how does it compare to other options?

My local radio station has been running a bunch of ads from companies urging people who're struggling with paying their credit cards to "settle your debt for a fraction of what you owe." Their claim ...
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What will happen if private bank goes bankrupt in India

I saw on news that banks in India are under losses. I was just wondering, are banks in India federally insured? What happen if banks like Yes Bank or IndusInd bank goes bankrupt? How will we recover ...
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Bankruptcy: how are cars with car loans (and negative equity) and lease cars handled?

This question is about how automobiles are treated in bankruptcy proceedings when the car is either: Not fully paid yet A lease car For the sake of the question, here's some scenario: Mr. John Doe ...
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Are Dodd Frank rules applicable to all loan types?

My student loan was transferred to a new servicer several months ago, and I never received notice, neither from the previous or the new servicer, of the assignment of my loan. I thought that Dodd ...
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401k Transfer After Business Closure

I worked at a company for 4 years; they had my 401k set up through paychex. My paychecks started bouncing and soon the business was closed (it was part of a franchise and individually owned). A few ...
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Do longer term bondholders get preference in getting money back when a company defaults?

When a company defaults on its debt, would the 10 year bondholders be given preference to the 1 yearr bondholders while paying out money? What is the order of preference?
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Unable to pay even the minimum payment on credit card

I was in USA for last 10 years, and I am not able to repay the credit-card payment, not even the minimum payment due. I was paying the minimum payment due before, but as I do not have a job anymore I ...
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How will the net assets of a bankrupt company be divided among the common share holders

If the net worth (assets - liabilities) of a company is 100,000, and there are a 100 shares outstanding, then in the event of bankruptcy, if I hold 1 share of the company, am I guaranteed to get: 100,...
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How May Cash be Spent Approaching Bankruptcy?

During the bankruptcy filing process, after declaration of intent and prior to actual filing, how may money from the sale of assets be spent? I understand there is a limit to what can be repaid to ...