This 24 page publication is available for free online.
Thanks to @shrivercenter for pointing us to this publication.
If you think you would be filling pretty low right now, you’re perfectly normal.
Sadly, this scenario really happened.
Fortunately the widow in the fact pattern called South Carolina Legal Services. In September 2008, Beth Des Jardins filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the widow. The purpose of the bankruptcy filing was to discharge: (1) the client’s huge medical debts, and (2) her social security disability overpayment.
Can a social security overpayment like this be discharged as an unsecured debt in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy? After much research, consultation, and debate over other legal tactics, the in-house decision was that there was no clear consensus. Ms. Des Jardins pursued the Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition.
Earlier this month, at the creditors’ meeting the Chapter 7 trustee, Randy Skinner, declared this a ‘no assets’ case.
Congratulations to Beth Des Jardins and Maureen White, who filled in for Beth at the creditors’ meeting!
A few weeks ago I wrote about Project H.E.L.P. and the attorney training scheduled for Friday, October 3rd. Here is an update from the apparently successful training.
Jeff Yungman, Director of Legal Services for the Homeless Project at Crisis Ministries in Charleston, started off the CLE with a general discussion of the issues that homeless clients face.
Rita Roache, a Charleston attorney with South Carolina Legal Services, spoke about Family Law.
Approximately 40+ attorneys attended the training and there are volunteers booked through spring ’09. The first service event will be held in November.
Stay tuned . . . .