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If you filed Ch 7 last year and have a car you didn't re-affirm and just kept making payments can you just give it up and not owe any money on it?

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July 15, 2015 7:13PM

Better ask your B/K attorney on that. OR the LENDER. IN FILING CHAPTER 7, YOU CAN KEEP THE VEHICLE AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAKE THE PAYMENTS. HOWEVER, IF YOU DID NOT RE-AFFIRM THAT LOAN AGREEMENT, YOU MAY SURRENDER THE VEHICLE TO THE LENDER. SINCE IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE BANKRUPCTY, YOU WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FURTHER MONEY OWED TO THE LENDER. IF THAT LOAN WAS RE-AFFIRMED, YOU CAN STILL SURRENDER THE VEHICLE, BUT WILL HAVE TO PAY THE BALANCE THAT REMAINS ON THE LOAN PLUS ANY FEES, TOW, ETC.