We are about to start our CH 7 BK process. The attorney told us that we qualify for CH 7 BK.
I have a small, modest consulting business that I operate from my home office. The business has about $8K in CC debt. The business currently has about $500.00+/- in accounts receivable. The payments could arrive at any time. Do I have to surrender the account receivables payments that are due to be received? I am assuming so. Is there a way that I can keep them legally to help us meet upcoming expenses? I have though about telling the people that owe me the money to hold it until the business is changed and I can send them new billing statements.
The attorney told me to close the business and open it later, but we did not discuss that in depth. Since November is going to start next week, I am thinking about closing it on October 31, but I am not sure of when can I open it again. I have thought about opening it within the first three days of November, with a different name of course, or should I wait until the BK is discharged? My question is, how soon can I open it? We will meet again with the attorney during the middle of next week.
For a small amount of work that I am currently doing I think that it will be best to not send any billing statements until the new business & name are active and everything is in place.
Your assistance is going to be greatly appreciated.