By JENNIFER E. CLARK©APTN|June 13, 2018|12:48:27With her husband in jail, Stephanie Lewis and her children have been living off their savings in a small, two-room house in a suburb west of the city of Nashville.
The Lewises say they are financially strapped.
They don’t have enough money for a mortgage, they have to live on their mother’s savings, and they are worried about their children’s futures.
“It’s kind of like you’re stuck with your parents for life.
You can’t leave,” Stephanie Lewis said of her family’s predicament.
“There’s no way out.”
The couple has been bankrupt since 2015 after a foreclosure filing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the family is based.
Stephanie Lewis is a bankruptcy lawyer who specializes in helping low-income people and has helped hundreds of others like her get out of bankruptcy.
The bankruptcy is based on her client’s bankruptcy, which she said was an error.
The bankruptcy law states the court should consider whether the bankruptcy filing was made for legitimate business purposes and if it was not made in good faith.
“My experience is that most of the time, the court does not care about what the client’s real intentions were,” Lewis said.
“If a bankruptcy is not made for business, they’re not going to be a judge.”
The Lewis family says the bankruptcy is one of the worst cases they’ve seen.
“I’m just overwhelmed,” Stephanie said.
The couple lost $10,000 on the $70,000 mortgage and $5,000 in credit card debt after their business was shut down and the family was evicted from their home in 2015.
In addition to that, they owed the government $15,000 and $2,000 for insurance premiums.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Stephanie said she thinks she can make it work, but that the process will take time.
“You have to be very patient and very focused on your family,” she said.
“And it takes a lot of work,” she added.
A lawyer with a good reputation says it takes weeks to get a bankruptcy discharge approved.
If you’re not a certified bankruptcy attorney, you won’t get a discharge.
But you may still get an attorney to represent you.
The family has not paid back their home loans and credit card debts.
Stephanie says they’re trying to put together some sort of a living.
But if they are to live in the house for the rest of their lives, they are hoping they can find a way to get out.
“We just need a few months to get it off our backs, to get some money,” Stephanie told the AP.
“But we need to have some kind of a life.”© 2018 Cox Media Group.
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