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How will filing for bankruptcy help before your car is repoed and if you are not able to file in time how soon will they garnish your wages in Ohio?


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2015-07-15 19:09:34
2015-07-15 19:09:34

"How will filing for bankruptcy help before your car is repoed? As soon as the B/K is filed, an AUTOMATIC STAY is in force. lenders must stop ALL collection efforts. If your not able to file for bankruptcy before being repoed how long will it take for them to garnish your wages in Ohio. ": That will depend on how quickly the lender files the paperwork, the court gets to it,ect. Guesstimate?? 1-6 months.

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Because of the "automatic stay", which goes into affect as soon as a Bankruptcy is filed, your car cannot be re-possessed while the Bankruptcy is in progress (unless the creditor files a motion with the court asking for relief from the automatic stay). However, as soon as the Bankruptcy is discharged or closed - which occurs approximately 6 months after it is filed - the car can be re-possessed.

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Quentyn, these questions are best asked of your B/K attorney. S/he will give you the legal advice you are PAYING for. Good Luck If your car is repoed and you've already filed for Bankruptcy (Chap 7) will you be able to ask for your car back if you still want to continue paying?

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You car being repoed has nothing to do with bankruptcy. You can file anytime. If you are filing though, make sure you keep track of the value of the vehicle v. the exemption in your state for cars. You may end up having to pay the trustee more if you get an expensive car. IF you get a car that is 100% financed though, don't worry about it. (The bank would own it, not you)

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A repoed auto is usually sold far below its retail value. If you have a chance to sell it yourself and pay off the loan before it is repoed you will be dollars ahead, even if you lose money on the deal.


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