Can a credit union freeze my mother’s savings account because it has my name on it?

I filed Chapter 7 4 months ago and included them for a personal loan of $1700. The loan is 7 years. It was not a joint loan and my mother did not co-sign for it.They have put a freeze on her account and said they will deduct $1700 when my bankruptcy is discharge. Is this legal? My discharge is set for 2 days from now.

Asked on November 11, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you name is on the bank account that you have written about and you have filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition then from what you have written about it is improper for the credit union to have frozen the bank acocunt under federal bankruptcy law. I suggest that you consult with your bankruptcy attorney further about the matter.

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