Casey Anthony appeared in bankruptcy court earlier this month and it marked her first public appearance since she was acquitted of murder in July 2011 in the death of her daughter, Caylee.
At the hearing, Anthony said she does not have a job or car, and that she is “living free off the kindness” of others. She filed for bankruptcy in January, claiming about $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities. If your liabilities exceed your assets, you might want to consider hiring a bankruptcy attorney Utah debtors can rely on for help.
During the hearing, only one creditor showed up, and the lawyer for the creditor questioned Anthony on whether she had been approached to tell her story for a movie, book or TV deal. Anthony said she had not spoken to any agent or media organization.
Now, the trustee overseeing Anthony’s bankruptcy case, Stephen Meininger, filed a motion asking the judge for permission to sell the rights to Anthony’s story so she can pay her debts.
The motion says “due to the intense public interest in Debtor and [Anthony’s life story including the disappearance of her daughter], the Trustee believes that there will be interest from others in purchasing [her story].
If Anthony’s story is auctioned off, the money could be used to pay off the creditors, Utah bankruptcy attorney, Clay Alger, points out.
Anthony’s listed debts include $500,000 for attorney fees and costs to her criminal defense lawyer during her trial; $145,660 for investigative fees and costs to the Orange County Sheriff’s office; $68,540 for taxes, interest and penalties to the IRS; and $61,505 for court costs to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
If you are unable to pay your debts, contact a Utah bankruptcy attorney to get your bankruptcy started before you get in over your head.
A Utah bankruptcy attorney at the law firm of Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free case evaluations. Call now if you are in financial distress to learn about your rights and options.