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Post-Petition Debt

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What is the name of your state? Maryland

I filed a Chapter 7 petition on 12/27/04, only the 2-page petition and the creditor mailing matrix. They gave me 15 days to file the rest. I did not meet the 15-day deadline and was granted more time to turn in the schedules and the rest of the paperwork, which are now due early next week.

The issue is this: Since filing on 12/27, I have incurred more debts- unpaid rent for January and utility bills. The landlord has filed eviction paperwork which does not bother me so much because I'm moving out next week anyway. I am planning to send the keys to them next week before February 1st.
The landlord is also planning to hold me responsible for alleged property damages and January's rent. So I am anticipating a lawsuit even after the eviction.

Will this work?
1.List them as an unsecured creditor on Schedule F - Enter the amount of unpaid rent for January and February, and approximate any other property damages I may be sued for
2.List the gas, electric bills incurred after 12/27
3.List the rental agreement on Schedule G as an unexpired lease and hope the Trustee will reject it
4.List the security deposit as exempt property on Schedule C

My case is a no-asset case and I am unemployed.

Firstly, I'm trying to figure out how to add debts that were incurred after 12/27. The 341 meeting happens in February. And again, I am just now turning in the schedules for the first time.

Secondly, since the eviction paperwork was filed after 12/27, will it be allowed to proceed? I don't mind vacating the property, I'm doing that anyway early next week. I just don't want them to be awarded monetary judgement for something I am trying to include in my bankruptcy.

Thirdly, suppose the Trustee accepts the security deposit as exempt and rejects(cancels) my lease. What happens to the security deposit? The landlord has to return it, right?
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