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How mortgage modification works in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

If you are struggling to make your mortgage payments, you might be afraid you will lose your home. Bankruptcy is often a scary term, but it does not have to be. If done correctly, declaring bankruptcy can help you modify your mortgage loan.

3 ways Chapter 13 bankruptcy can save your home

If you are in financial turmoil and declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you might be worried about what will happen to your home. The good news is that Chapter 13 bankruptcy gives you tools to delay or prevent foreclosure and modify your mortgage. Just because you are behind on your mortgage payments does not mean all hope is lost. Saving your home is possible.

How to deal with a vehicle cramdown

Debt can threaten to rule your life, but many people avoid addressing the issue for fear that doing so will force them to liquidate their assets. While liquidation is one potential solution to debt, it is not necessarily required. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, in fact, a vehicle cramdown may allow you to reduce the principle on your loan. Here are some things you should know about this option.

What bankruptcy can and can't do for you

Whatever you think of bankruptcy, you might have a few of the details wrong. It's understandable. We don't tend to give it a lot of thought until the day it matters very much to us. Bankruptcy can be scary because we often don't know someone who's been through the process. Relying on friends for advice won't help, especially if we're too embarrassed to ask.

What to expect at a Chapter 13 bankruptcy meeting with creditors

If you have chosen to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida, part of the process is meeting with your creditors, which is called a 341 meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for your bankruptcy trustee and creditors to review your payment plan and financial standing. Knowing what to expect at the meeting can help you better prepare for it. A Florida bankruptcy lawyer can assist you through the entire process of filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including the meeting, to ensure everything goes as smoothly and fairly as possible.

Are all debts forgivable under bankruptcy?

Many people use bankruptcy as a means to eliminate debt and gain control over their financial situations. Bankruptcy does discharge certain debts but not all of them. To better understand if this type of action is best for you, you need to have a clear understanding of which debts are not able to be discharged.

The benefits of a cramdown option for auto loans

In a previous blog we discussed a concern that many people express when reviewing their options connected with bankruptcy filing: car repossession. When individuals file bankruptcy, protections against asset seizure are put in place until the court creates a plan to resolve the debt issues. In drafting a plan, the court strives to provide options favorable to all parties involved.

If I file for Chapter 13, will my car be repossessed?

Not having the money to pay all of your bills or make ends meet can be a scary reality. Unfortunately, it's one thousands of Americans deal with every year. In order to maintain the financial status quo, many people rely on their car or vehicle to get them to and from their job. Without a vehicle, maintaining employment could be extremely challenging if not impossible in certain situations.

Can you have too much debt for Chapter 13?

If you are struggling with overwhelming debt, there are debt relief options available to you, from negotiations and consolidations to completed discharge. What if you earn a decent income? What if you want relief from burdensome debt but don't want to sell your home or give up property to get it?

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