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I had a question. I need to buy a laptop for my wife. I was going to put it on a credit card. The thing is I am going to be filing chp13 BK in about four months. Is this a good idea?

No it is not a good idea

Sub: #1 posted on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 13:52

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No, No, No.....don't do that. If your wife needs a new laptop, then put it on layaway, since a lot of stores are doing layaway right now for Christmas. Do not use a card or try to get more credit. Bad, bad idea. Good luck

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:21

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You will have to disclose anything bought on credit or contract with in a certain period of time before you file.. The time period varies by state, but I think is generally 120-180 days. It could be considered fraud if it is determined by the trustee that you purchased anything on credit knowing you intended to file bankruptcy. When I filed my chapter 13 it was is in response to a lawsuit filed by HFC who held a line of credit against a home we no longer owned. Because we didn't know this lawsuit was coming our way (and we had been trying to get caught up) we had signed a lease to own agreement for a washer/dryer. About a month later we got served with the papers from HFC. when we talked to our lawyer and at the creditors meeting it raised a lot of questions about fraudulent intent. because we had no knowledge of the impending suit which spured our filing it wasn't a big issue, and that was the first bill that was paid when the trustee started making payments.

Sub: #3 posted on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:58

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