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Inheritance after I file bankruptcy in Massachusetts?

Additional Information:

I stand to inherit my Aunt’s house in Brookline and I’d like to know if I have to amend my bankruptcy paperwork and tell them about the inheritance?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

The general rule is that an inheritance will not become part of the bankruptcy estate IF the deceased did not pass until 181 days after the filing.  Or, put the other way, if your aunt passes within 180 days of your bankruptcy filing, you must take steps to alter your paperwork and notify the trustee.

The Brookline Bankruptcy Lawyers  at Esher-Rossi concentrate their practice in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.  Our lawyers serve consumers and businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts with offices located in downtown Boston, the Boston Metrowest town of Framingham, and  Provincetown, Cape Cod.

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