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.
only in chapter 13, you cannot use chapter 7 to catch up on past payments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ch7 Bk must be discharged prior to acquiring a mortgage.
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.
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.
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.
No, you cannot.