I’ve been paying my mom back on a debt that
I owed her because she helped me out when I was in trouble. Now I need to file bankruptcy. Can the trustees sue my mom to get that money
back? My name is Ron Drescher. I’m an attorney practicing bankruptcy and
creditors’ rights in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the short answer to the
question is yeah, there’s a really good chance that the trustee’s going to want to sue your
mom to get that money back. Now there’s some factors to consider. Does your mom have any assets? Is she just on Social Security on a fixed
income? Will the trustee be able to get anything from
her if he does sue her? He might decide that the juice isn’t worth
the squeeze, and he won’t go after and sue your mom or your dad or your girlfriend or
your business partner or some other person that you have paid during the time before
you filed bankruptcy, but it is definitely something that the trustee is going to consider
and explore as part of administering your bankruptcy case, so it is a thing that you
should discuss with your bankruptcy lawyer before you file the case. My name is Ron Drescher. I’m an attorney practicing bankruptcy and
creditors’ rights. If you’re a little nervous about a repayment
that you made before bankruptcy, and you really want to think about whether you should file
and when, please pick up the phone and call me. I would love to hear from you.