If I have a judgment against someone but they filed for Chapter 13, what does this mean for me?

I recently won a court judgement against my ex for a car she failed to pay for. Prior to her first payment to me she filed for Chapter 13.Is there a way to prevent the judgment from being included?

Asked on August 1, 2014 under Bankruptcy Law, Arizona

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You are going to have to get in line with all the other creditors.  The only chance might be if you think the filing was fraudulent and done solely to escape having to pay you.  You should consult a bankruptcy attorney to examine the filing and determine if that might be the case.  If so, you may be able to get the bankruptcy thrown out.


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