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What can you do if you are in Chapter 13 bankruptcy but still cannot manage your mortgage payments?

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The only viable option would be to discuss the matter with the lender and hope that an equitable agreement can be made. In lieu of such, the petitioner should contact the BK trustee to find out if the Chapter 13 can be modified.

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What happens when someone you cosigned a mortgage for has filed for bankruptcy?

When you co-sign on a loan or mortgage for someone, you are promising to make the loan payments if they can't. When someone files for bankruptcy, they are claiming that they cannot make their payments. It would stand to reason that if someone you co-signed on a mortgage for files for bankruptcy that you would then be liable for making the payments.


What chapter should you file if you are behind on your mortgage?

only in chapter 13, you cannot use chapter 7 to catch up on past payments.


Can a car be repossessed if involved in bankruptcy?

Depending on your state... a car that is included in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cannot be repossed. The Bankruptcy laws protect you from repossession. Just as long as you are in Chapter 13 and are making payments to the Trustee, your car cannot be repossessed.


Will they take your home if you fill for chapter 7 bankruptcy?

No. If the mortgage is in arrears and you are in foreclosure or cannot file a Chapter 13 plan, you will "surrender" the house to the creditor voluntarily. If you are current on your mortgage(s), nothing will happen to it.


What if your daughter bought a home with her grandmother as a co-signer she now faces foreclosure should she file chapter 13 bankruptcy how does all this effect her grandmother?

If the house is headed for foreclosure, anyone on the title and the mortgage is facing foreclosure, not just one of the owners. If the daughter was responsible for the mortgage payments by agreement with her grandmother, and got behind in payments, she may be able to pull the mortgage out of foreclosure by a Chapter 13, if she can afford the plan payments and the current mortgage payments. If the Chapter 13 cannot succeed without financial input from the grandmother, it will be up to her to let it go forward and lose the house. Either way, the fact that the house is in foreclosure will affect her credit score.


If your house goes back into foreclosure after you are making payments on a chapter 13 can you file pro se to stop foreclosure?

You are leaving out important information: when was the chapter 13 ended and why did it end? If the chapter 13 has not been closed or dismissed, the mortgage should not be in foreclosure unless you missed several post-petition payments and the mortgagee got relief from the automatic stay. You cannot have two bankruptcy filings open at the same time. If the chapter 13 was ended pursuant to a section of the bankruptcy code, you may be able to refile, but you may not have the benefit of the automatic stay. Consult a local bankruptcy lawyer.


Can a mortgage borrower apply for court foreclosure?

No. A borrower cannot "apply" for foreclosure. A bank commences a foreclosure when the borrower defaults on their mortgage payments.No. A borrower cannot "apply" for foreclosure. A bank commences a foreclosure when the borrower defaults on their mortgage payments.No. A borrower cannot "apply" for foreclosure. A bank commences a foreclosure when the borrower defaults on their mortgage payments.No. A borrower cannot "apply" for foreclosure. A bank commences a foreclosure when the borrower defaults on their mortgage payments.


What type of home mortgage has payments that CANNOT change?

fixed-rate mortgage


Can you include back child support payments in a chapter 7 bankruptcy?

No child and/or spousal support are not dischargeable in a chapter 7 BK. It is my understanding that child support, student loans, taxes owed, and things along that line cannot be included in a bankruptcy.


If a chapter 7 bankruptcy has not been discharged is it a law stating a lender cannot offer you a home mortgage or would they just be crazy to do so?

Ch7 Bk must be discharged prior to acquiring a mortgage.


Can you file bankruptcy to discharge child support payments?

No. Section 523(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits debtors from receiving a discharge of spousal and child support obligations. If yuou are behind on payments, you can spread out the payments over time in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. No, you cannot even touch child support, afraid you have to pay, pay, pay and pay.


Can you leave a chapter 13 bankruptcy open and refinance your current mortgage if the mortgage?

This question is incomplete. In most districts, you cannot incur new debt if you are a debtor in an active chapter 13 case. To refinance or incur any new debt, you have to obtain the consent of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee in your case.


Can you lose your house if you file for a chapter 7?

Yes, if your equity in the house is greater than the exemption you can use and you cannot pay the trustee the difference, or if there is no mortgage on the house and its value is more than the exemptions. If you are current with your mortgage when you file and get behind on your mortgage during the chapter 7, the mortgagee can foreclose. Consult a local bankruptcy lawyer.


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.


Can you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy on bounced checks?

No, you cannot.


Can a person file for ch 7 bankruptcy even though he is still in ch 13 bankruptcy?

Yes and no. No you cannot file for two types of bankruptcy at the SAME time. But yes you can file for chapter 7 bankruptcy if you were unable to complete chapter 13, which is very common. This can be done once for any reason, without court approval. However, to switch back, approval of the bankruptcy court is required, and they will rarely allow a debtor to make multiple switches. Note that in switching from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7, much of the debtor's property is now up for grabs to be sold off to pay his or her debts. However, if the debtor cannot make the payments under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, switching to Chapter 7 may be his or her only option.


Can you file a chapter 7 bankruptcy after a chapter 13?

Yes, and this happens often. A debtor who cannot meet the obligations of the payment plan imposed by Chapter 13 Bankruptcy may wish to switch to Chapter 7. This can be done once for any reason, without court approval. However, to switch back, approval of the bankruptcy court is required, and they will rarely allow a debtor to make multiple switches. Note that in switching from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7, much of the debtor's property is now up for grabs to be sold off to pay his or her debts. However, if the debtor cannot make the payments under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, switching to Chapter 7 may be his or her only option.


How soon can you file a chapter 13 after you file a chapter 7 in Arizona?

Sometimes, a debtor who cannot meet the obligations of the payment plan imposed by Chapter 13 Bankruptcy may wish to switch to Chapter 7. This can be done once for any reason, without court approval. However, to switch back, approval of the bankruptcy court is required, and they will rarely allow a debtor to make multiple switches. Note that in switching from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7, much of your property is now up for grabs to be sold off to pay your debts. However, if you cannot make the payments under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, switching to Chapter 7 may be your only option.


Can social security payments and/or pension payments be garnished by a mortgage lender?

Social Security payments cannot be garnished at all. Pension payments sometimes can be, depending on a number of factors. Typically mortgage lenders do not garnish wages, though, they simply foreclose on the property.


Can you get mortgage debt discharged through bankruptcy?

Yes, if you surrender the mortgaged property to the lender, or if it is a second mortgage or home equity loan and there is no equity for those to attach to (you must file a Chapter 13). In some cases these days, the mortgage-servicing entity cannot prove any entity is the note owner or there were errors in the creation or recording of the mortgage documents, making the mortgage invalid. Don't be too happy, though. It becomes an asset with substantial equity and may blow your bankruptcy out of the court.


Do you still owe if chapter 7 discharged second mortgage?

If it was discharged, then you don't owe it anymore. However, you can't just assume that any particular debt was discharged by the bankruptcy, it has to be specifically listed. In particular, you probably cannot keep your house AND get your second mortgage discharged.


Where can one find out about bankruptcy mortgage loans?

One can learn about their options for getting a mortgage loan after declaring bankruptcy by visiting the websites of businesses that offer mortgages. Generally, one cannot obtain any kind of mortgage for at least two years after declaring bankruptcy, but some companies may make an exception.


How long after you file a chapter 13 can you file chapter 7?

If you were unable to maintain the rather strict debt management plan in a chapter 13 bankruptcy (as is very often the case) then you are allowed to switch and file for bankruptcy under chapter 7 one time. Note that in switching from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7, much of the debtor's property is now up for grabs to be sold off to pay his or her debts. However, if the debtor cannot make the payments under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, switching to Chapter 7 may be his or her only option. Before doing this you really should familiarize yourself with the differences.


Can you get a remodify mortgage after bankruptcy?

If the lender agrees, of course you can remodify, but you cannot force the lender to modify the terms.


What is filing for Chapter 13?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy that reorganizes your debt into monthly payments and essentially places the debtor on a strict budget. An individual's debts are not discharged under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but rather, the individual may lower his debt payments to affordable levels. He will then have a certain period of time to pay off his debt. The plan for getting out of debt is formalized and approved by the bankruptcy court. Some unsecured debt (debt that is not collateralized) may be discharged. However, if you owe more than $250,000 in unsecured debt and more than $750,000 in secured debt, you cannot reorganize under Chapter 13; you must do so under Chapter 11. To file for Chapter 13, you must have regular income and debts under those levels.