When Wishes Come True

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Like most trustees, my case load is down, and I’ve been actively encouraging new filings. Perhaps too enthusiastically as certain new cases reflect.

A bankruptcy filer who has been dormant for months filed a new case recently. Schedule A is clearly marked with no ownership in real estate; Schedule G—no lease. Schedule J shows no rent/mortgage payment but utilities, so my first thought was that the debtors and their three children had moved in with a relative and . . .

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