I continue to meet with clients Joliet and Will County bankruptcy clients who have “filled out the means test” and then proceed to announce their results in our meetings. Given the difficulty even in the legal community about how to apply the means best, I can’t believe it is a good idea for a non lawyer to attempt this difficult task.
There are many difficult issues such as how to deal with income from non filing spouses; from roommates or extended family member; and how to handle business expenses for the self employed. One bankruptcy appellate panel recently decided that even many Judges can figure out how to correctly apply the Means Test. Then there is the dispute on the deduction side about operating expenses for paid for cars; allowances for older cars; debts associated with property you’re surrendering, and just what part of your telecommunication expenses go on the form.
I truly believe Joliet and Will County residents should get the advice and help of an expert Joliet bankruptcy attorney who practices in the field of bankruptcy, so they can feel confident in the conclusion drawn from completing the Means Test properly.
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