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Yes you can still turn it in. They told me that because it was involved in the bankruptcy, I could stop paying at any time and either call them to come get it or take it to the nearest dealer. I chose to keep my vehicle at the time but have since traded in for another.

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Q: If your vehicle was listed in your Chapter 7 bankruptcy almost a year ago and the bankruptcy has been discharged and you are current on your payments can you still turn it in?
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If you file for bankruptcy and you cosigned for someone can the car loan be included in the bankruptcy if the person is not making their payments?

YES, you can include it whether the payments are current or not.

Filing a Chapter 7 with 2 payments owing on your car how long do you have in getting it current before the creditor can take it if you plan on curing the default 30 days after filing?

When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you have the option to keep your home and 1 vehicle. If you are able to make the last 2 payments on the car, you can keep it and not include it in the bankruptcy.

Even if you are current with your car payments should you give back my automobile during chapter 13 bankruptcy?

The simple answer is no. If you are current on your car note, then this is not the issue that lead to the bankruptcy. That you are paying it current may have contributed to your financial situation, but on the surface it is not a reason to surrender the vehicle. Either do not list it or reaffirm it with the lender.

If you are current with your bankruptcy payments will the IRS keep your income tax check?


When filing chapter 13 repayment plan do you still have to make your current monthly payments or through filing bankruptcy can they be lowered?

You have to make whatever payments are required as determined by the BK analysis, which should be lower than trying to make all your normal payments.

Can you keep your car?

If your asking can you keep your car in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the answer is yes, if the value of the car less than the total of your state's exemption for personal property. If there is a loan on the car, then the value of you car is probably 0. However, if there is a loan, you must reaffirm it in the bankruptcy. This means that you make a new promise to the lender to pay the loan even though it was discharged in the bankruptcy. Usually, you must be current in all of your car payments in order to reaffirm the debt.

Can you keep your cars in a chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Yes, you can keep you car in chapter 7 bankruptcy. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy there are some rules. You can only file Chapter 7 if your income is below your state's median or is not enough to pay off your current debt.

Can you file bankruptcy on a rental house and keep your home?

You don't file bankruptcy "on" anything. You file bankruptcy to get the protections bankruptcy offers. If there is no equity in the rental house and you surrender it to the creditor, you will be able to keep your (presumably different) home if it is up to date on mortgage payments, or if you file a Chapter 13 with a Plan that includes becoming current.

Will bankruptcy affect your car that is being used to secure a loan?

As long as you keep making the loan payments the creditor wont care if you declare bankruptcy. If doing a cram-down in a chapter 13, the lender would have to accept the current value of the car.

If you filed Chapter 13 how long must you wait to file chapter 7 if you have another credit crisis?

The new bankruptcy reform legislation will dramatically change how long someone must wait to file bankruptcy if they have previously received a discharge. Under the current law, a debtro can file Chapter 7 again if it has been more than 6 years since he or she was discharged from the previous Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Under the new bankruptcy law taking effect on October 17, 2005, Chapter 7 cannot be filed unless the debtor was discharged from the previous Chapter 7 or bankruptcy more than eight years ago. The debtor cannot file a Chapter 13 unless: (1) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 7, 11 or 12 more than four years ago; or (2) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 13 more than two years ago.

Bankruptcy without losing home?

You can keep your home in a chapter 7, if it is determined that you do not have an equity position in your home that succeeds your state's statutory exemptions, as long as you continue to be current on your monthly mortgage payments.

How long can you stay in your home after chapter 7 bankruptcy in Illinois?

If, after meeting with an attorney, it is determined that you do not have an equity position in your home that exceeds the Illinois statutory exemptions, you will be able to keep your home in a Chapter 7, as long as you continue to be current on your monthly mortgage payments.

Bankruptcy and Home Ownership Laws?

If you ever have to file for bankruptcy, one of your main concerns will center on your home. While bankruptcy laws vary between states, most bankruptcy laws regarding home ownership are similar in their intents and their implications for you and your future. Most people think that they will lose their house if they have to file for bankruptcy. While this may be the case, often it is not and depends on what kind of bankruptcy protection that you are seeking. Under the United States Bankruptcy Code, individuals can file for either chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy protection from their creditors. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is bankruptcy in the traditional sense. After filing all of the pertinent documents, a court trustee with order that your assets be liquidated in order to pay off your creditors. If you still owe money after your possessions have been sold, many of them will be discharged by court order. On the other hand, chapter 13 bankruptcy protection is quite different. Rather than having your debts discharged, you will submit a repayment plan to the courts that explains how you will get out of debt and what you can afford to pay off each month. In essence, chapter 13 bankruptcy is a form of debt consolidation. If you are a current homeowner and file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may still be able to keep your home without being force to sell it or being foreclosed on by the banks. Depending in which state you reside, by filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may be in breach of your mortgage agreements, which will allow the bank to foreclose on your home and proceed with an eviction. However, you may be able to qualify your home for an exemption by proving that the equity that you built into the home over the years cannot be accessed for liquidation very easily. If you can do this, you must also prove to the courts that you are financially capable of making your monthly mortgage payments. If not, then the banks can proceed with a foreclosure. Filing for chapter 13 bankruptcy will make it easier for you to remain in your home. Because as part of your filing you will agree to a repayment plan, you can file for bankruptcy without being in breach of your mortgage agreement. Any late mortgage payments that you owe will be included into the payment plan and you can continue making your normal, monthly mortgage payments.

If a chapter 7 bk has been discharged but the mortgage lender will not work with you to keep the house will a chapter 13 work or would you be able to find a lender to refi the current mortgage in PA?

A chapter 13 MIGHT work if you have the ability to keep your payments current after filing the Chapter 13 and then repaying the past due amount over a period of 3 to 5 years. You ability to find a new lender to refinance the existing loan will depending on your cash flow, equity and ability to pay. You shoulld contact mortgage broker and a bankruptcy attorney to discuss all of the options.

What if your chapter 13 case is dismissed because you are behind on payments?

If the Court dismissed your Chapter 13 for failure to make the plan payments, it is as if you never filed for bankruptcy. However, there is one important exception. If you refile for bankruptcy within one year of the dismissal, the automatic stay will expire within 30 days unless you file a motion to extend the stay and prove to the satisfaction of the Court that the current filing is in good faith.

Is there any way to keep the vehicle if your bankruptcy has been discharged and you have making car payments but the lender wants you to turn it in?

Are you in default of the loan contract(INS)??? Did you reaffirm the debt?? Are you CURRENT on the loan?? Contact your B/K attorney for more info.

Can I file bankruptcy and keep my home?

If it is determined that you do not have an equity position in your home that exceeds the state statutory exemptions, you will be able to keep your home in a Chapter 7, as long as you continue to be current on your monthly mortgage payments

Can you include your mortgage payment in chapter 13?

Back payments yes, forward payments must be kept current.

Can you file both a chapter 7 and a chapter 13?

Believe it or not, the ploy is called a Chapter 20! A so-called "Chapter 20" bankruptcy is the process filing of a "Chapter 7" bankruptcy to discharge unsecured debts, followed by a "Chapter 13" bankruptcy to allow the debtor to catch up on mortgage payments. The 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act attempts to limit "Chapter 20" bankruptcies by imposing limits on the filing of successive bankruptcies. Under current bankrupcy law a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be filed only once every two years, and three years must pass after the filing of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy before a Chapter 13 filing. Some debtors attempt to circumvent this restriction by filing for Chapter 13 protection while the Chapter 7 petition is still pending. That option is not available in all courts. In a "Chapter 20" bankruptcy, debtors should be aware that missing even one mortgage payment after filing the initial "Chapter 7" petition may cost them their ability to save their home in a subsequent "Chapter 13" filing.

If mortgage was listed by pro se Chapter 7 debtor as secured debt with intent to reaffirm but the bank never presented reaffirmation agreement can the bank foreclose once the bankruptcy is discharged?

Yes. 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.

Can you keep home in bankruptcy?

In the State of Illinois, you can keep your home while filing a Chapter 7 if it is determined that you do not have an equity position in your home that exceeds the Illinois statutory exemptions and continue to be current on your monthly mortgage payments.

Does a person's credit score improve once all payments have been completed on a Chapter 13 and the Chapter 13 is discharged?

Not usually. Although it does look more positive than a Chap. 7 discharge. The only way a consumer's CRS will improve is by establishing new credit and showing they are a good "risk". Which means keeping payments current, and unsecured debt, minimal.

Can the obligated parent discharge child support arrearages in a bankruptcy once the child reaches the age of 18?

If what you mean is can back owed child support payments be discharged in bankruptcy: NO. Regardless of how old the child is now. on the other hand if you mean to be included in the repayment schedule for a chapter 13 then yes. Child support arrearages can sometimes be included in bankruptcy. This pertains to arrearages only and not to current support due. A bankruptcy petition cannot override a court order of support and if arrearages are allowed to be included in a 13 the arrearages must be paid in full, not a percentage thereof, as is possible with unsecured creditors.

Bankruptcy and Debt?

If you have a mountain of debt that will force you to file for bankruptcy, there are two types of protection that you can file for with the bankruptcy courts. The first kind of bankruptcy protection is called chapter 7 bankruptcy. Under chapter 7 bankruptcy, your assets will be liquidated and the proceeds from the sales will go towards paying off your debts. Most remaining debts will then be discharged by the courts. The second kind of bankruptcy that you can file for is called chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is more closely related to debt consolidation in that your debts are reorganized and a payment plan is set up between you and your creditors. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes called a working man's bankruptcy because one of the requirements of filing for the protection is having a job with a steady income. In a chapter 13 bankruptcy filing, you and your lawyer will devise a payment repayment plan that explains to the courts how you will handle your creditors. Most payment plans allow you to make payments for a period between 30 and 60 months after the initial filing. According to current bankruptcy laws, the debtor must prove to the courts that he will be able to carry out the plan for the duration of the time period. Current chapter 13 bankruptcy laws give judges the ability to factor in your living expenses while repaying your debt. However, federal standards are in place that makes it difficult for judges to customize expenditures on a case to case basis. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can also be a punishment for those that have file for chapter 7 bankruptcy fraudulently. Many people prefer to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy because they will not have to repay most of their debts. However, not everyone qualifies for this kind of protection. In order to qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy, a person must make no more than $167 over the median income of the state. If the courts find out that a person does violate this requirement, the chapter 7 protection can be revoked and changed to chapter 13. Most people that file for chapter 13 bankruptcy will also be required to attend classes that will teach them about money management and personal finance. If you fail to attend the classes or do not pass, your bankruptcy may be revoked, which will erase any protection that you were granted from your creditors. The laws surrounding chapter 13 bankruptcy are quite complex. Should you ever have to file for bankruptcy, hire a bankruptcy attorney who can guide you through the process. Even though your finances may be tight, hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can save you time and make sure that your interests are protected in the wake of your looming bankruptcy.

If the finance company has repossessed your car and you have filed and been discharged in chapter 7 bankruptcy in Kentucky who owes the property tax for the current year on the car?

You do. You were in possession of the car. The car was registered to you. Until the car is sold, you are legally and financially responsible for it.

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