Roofing contractor filed bankruptcy and took our money.

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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Nothing has been done to our house. We heard the roofing company has filed bankruptcy. We haven't heard from them for almost two months. The phone numbers have been disconnected. We did have a contract with them but I don't know that it will do much good if they are bankrupt. The insurance company will not go after them. What recourse do we have?
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I wish to inform you that you may file your claim with bankruptcy trustee. Your status will be similar to that of the creditor for the money which you have paid and thus you may have the amount due. Bankruptcy Trustee will distribute the amount available among existing creditors.

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Old Dec 23rd, 2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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So there is some ray of hope, thank you. Any idea how I can locate his bankruptcy trustee?
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Nothing has been done to our house. We heard the roofing company has filed bankruptcy. We haven't heard from them for almost two months. The phone numbers have been disconnected. We did have a contract with them but I don't know that it will do much good if they are bankrupt. The insurance company will not go after them. What recourse do we have?
Bankruptcy filings are a matter of public record. So you may check with the bankruptcy court and if he has filed, be sure you are listed as a creditor. His assets will be listed and sold, if any, and creditors paid according proportionately to what is left.


Where states license contractors, you can also file a complaint with your state's licensing board for contractors. If he is bonded, his insurance company may pay your claim.

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