Chapter 13 prior to Mortgage and Property Tax Foreclosure
Chapter 13 stops both mortgage and property tax foreclosures. Then you have up to 5 years to catch up on the property taxes.
Bankruptcy Advantages with the Foreclosure Moratorium
Use bankruptcy as tool to take the best advantage of the pandemic mortgage foreclosure moratorium. Get stability in an unstable environment.
Pandemic Mortgage Forbearance
Mortgage delinquencies skyrocketed in April. One big reason: the pandemic mortgage forbearance through the CARES Act.
Additional Charges and Curing Your Mortgage Arrearage
Resolve disputes with your lender in Chapter 13 about 1) additional fees and charges, and 2) whether you've cured the mortgage arrearage.
Resolve Mortgage Accounting Disagreements
Chapter 13 gives you valuable power to force your mortgage lender to be up front about how much you owe, and to efficiently dispute the amount.
Use Chapter 13 To Delay Your Home Sale
Chapter 13 gives you much more power over your mortgage and other home-related debts so that you can sell your home when it's best for you.
Help Buy Time To Deal With Your Home Through Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 can help buy time to deal with some creditors or negotiate with others, which may help you keep your home.
Protection from Your HOA
Bankruptcy gives you protection from your HOA. Chapter 7 may be enough, but Chapter 13 buys much more time.
Prevent Future Judgment Liens
Bankruptcy can prevent future judgment liens. It usually stops a lawsuit from turning into a judgment, and then a judgment lien on your home.
Bankruptcy Can Remove a Judgment Lien
Bankruptcy can, in the right circumstances, remove a judgment lien from the title to your home. Here are the conditions for pulling this off.
Stripping a Junior Mortgage in Bankruptcy
In determining your ability to strip off a junior mortgage, you must look at the superior liens, the amounts owing on those debts, and the value of your house.
Chapter 13 Gives the Most Time to Cure Your Mortgage
Chapter 7 provides no mechanism to cure your mortgage. But Chapter 13 does provide a powerful, realistic, and practical way to do so.
Bankruptcy Helps You Afford Your Mortgage
Bankruptcy frees up cash flow so you can afford your mortgage payments. Chapter 7 does so by writing off other debts. Chapter 13 does so more creatively.
Protecting Excess Home Equity in Chapter 13
Chapter 13 can be an advantageous way to protect excess home equity that is above your homestead exemption.
More Bankruptcy Benefits for Your Home
Other bankruptcy benefits for your home include protection against other liens—from judgments, income taxes, and homeowner associations.