What Would Happen If....
If I were to pass away while a bankruptcy is in progress, what would happen to my husband? In other words, if I have surgery or whatever and don't pull through, how would my spouse be affected? I've searched the archives but haven't really found this question asked before. Thank you.
It depends on whether you're in a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 7. In a 13, once your Plan has been confirmed, you may be eligible for a hardship discharge. Otherwise, so long as payments are kept current, it doesn't matter who they're made by. In a Chapter 7, if the Meeting of Creditors has occurred, the discharge would normally be entered after the bar date passes. If not, the Personal Respresentative/Executor of your estate would appear. Please note that an estate can not file for bankruptcy.
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