Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Consumer Bankruptcy Project

Cases & Credits

A victim of domestic violence whose debt court appearance threatened to reveal her location to her ex-husband

Ms. F. is a single mother of two and a victim of domestic violence. When she came to the City Bar Justice Center, she was living in a women’s shelter and received Worker’s Compensation and public assistance. She had debts of $27,000, which she could not pay. She and her ex-husband were co-debtors on one of the debts, which meant that he would receive notification of her bankruptcy, but more importantly, he would receive information about her address and the day she had to go to court. The Consumer Bankruptcy Project prepared a motion to the court asking to keep Ms. F.’s address confidential as well as exclude the husband from the Creditor Matrix to prevent him from receiving any information about her location. The motion was granted, and Ms. F. successfully appeared at her 341 meeting with the Trustee and is awaiting a discharge.