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Or the lender could choose to file for the automatic stay to be lifted and if granted proceed with foreclosure action before the BK is discharged.


If a person is current on the payments, and stays current, there is NO violation of the mortgage contract, and the lender would not foreclose. Miss a payment or two, and it will be treated as any other delinquent account. But until then, the status quo is maintained, the Chapter 7 not relevant.

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