H is for Household Size

Household size is used in many places in the bankruptcy code, but it is never defined. Generally speaking, a larger household size will help a debtor pass the means test in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. About all we can say for sure is a spouse living with the debtor and minor children living full-time with the debtor are members of the household.

The devil is always in the details. What about a live-in boyfriend/girlfriend? Adult children? Parent(s) of the debtor? Same-sex partner? Child that a debtor has joint physical custody of? Child that a debtor has visitation rights but not sole physical custody? Child where the debtor is a foster parent? Adults who are in adult foster care where the debtor is the care provider? Polygamous relationships (I’ve never come across this situation, but it is an interesting thought experiment)?

For other H bankruptcy terms: Household – New York Bankruptcy Lawyer, Jay S. Fleischman
House – Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer, Cathy Moran
House – Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer, Mark J. Markus
Hearing – Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska Bankruptcy Attorney, Ryan D. Caldwell
Homestead – Colorado Springs Bankruptcy Lawyer Bob Doig
Honesty – Cleveland Area Bankruptcy Lawyer, Bill Balena
Homeowner’s Association Dues – Marin County Bankruptcy Attorney, Catherine Eranthe
Honesty (and Fraud Avoidance) – Philadelphia Suburban Bankruptcy Lawyer, Chris Carr
Harassment by Creditors – Downriver, Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney, Christopher McAvoy
How Much Is Your Home Worth? – St. Clair Shores Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney Kurt OKeefe
Hardship Discharge – Philadelphia Bankruptcy Lawyer, Kim Coleman
Home is Where the Heart Is – San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney, Jeena Cho
Household – Metro Richmond Consumer and Bankruptcy Attorney, Mitchell Goldstein
Honest but Unfortunate Debtor – Wisconsin Bankruptcy Lawyer, Bret Nason
Household Median Income-Livonia, Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer, Peter Behrmann
Hearings-Birmingham Bankruptcy Attorney, Elizabeth Johnson
Hijacking-Christine A. Wilton, Lakewood, Ca Bankruptcy Lawyer
Home: Can the Trustee Take It?-Jacksonville Bankruptcy Attorney J. Dinkins G. Grange, Esquire

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