Photo by Phil Hearing on Unsplash The CARES Act allows up to 12 months of forbearance on federal backed mortgage payments. When and how must you pay those missed payments? Last week we presented the new law allowing forbearance—skipping payments—on federally backed mortgages during the pandemic. Basically, if the pandemic has hurt you financially you can request and receive … Read More
Chapter 13 gives you a good way to resolve accounting disputes about a lender’s additional fees and charges, and whether you’ve cured the default. Last week we described a Chapter 13 procedure to force mortgage lenders to resolve mortgage accounting disputes. This procedure focuses on changes to the monthly mortgage payment amount during the case. These are often just … Read More
It’s often hard to get straight answers from your lender about the right monthly payment amount. Here’s one way to resolve mortgage accounting disputes. Catching Up on Your Mortgage over Time A Chapter 13 case gives you the power to catch up on your home mortgage(s) over an extended period. This “adjustment of debts” type of bankruptcy can give … Read More
Under the right circumstances bankruptcy can strip a second (or third) mortgage off your home’s title, and radically reduce how much you pay. Summary Do you have a second or third mortgage on your home? Imagine if you could stop paying that monthly mortgage payment. Imagine over the course of the next 3 to 5 years paying only as … Read More
Chapter 13 gives you a powerful, affordable, flexible, safe and successful method to catch up on your missed payment and save your home. Chapter 7 “Straight Bankruptcy” and Chapter 13 “Adjustment of Debts” The two main consumer bankruptcy options are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.Most Chapter 7 cases only takes a few months—usually 3 to 4 months—from filing to … Read More
Chapter 7 clears away your other debts so that you can afford to pay your home mortgage. Chapter 13 does so by helping you deal with special debts. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Improve Your Cash Flow A Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” case would very likely quickly write off (“discharge”) many of your debts. For many people it discharges most … Read More
If you’re having trouble making your mortgage payments, or other home-related debts, here’s a list of the many ways how bankruptcy can help. Here’s the List We’ve got a list of 15 separate ways that bankruptcy can either save your home now or protect it in the near future. Here are the first 7—the other 8 we’ll give you … Read More
Here are 3 more Chapter 7 scenarios when you are current on your home mortgage but have other liens on your home. Our last blog post was about situations in which Chapter 7 works well enough in the following 3 debt situations: Second or third mortgages Property taxes Income tax with a lien recorded on your home In general, … Read More
There are certain scenarios when your home mortgage is current and you’re dealing with other home-related debts that Chapter 7 works well. You’re current on your home mortgage payment, although you’ve been struggling mightily to keep it that way. You’re thinking very seriously about getting some financial help through bankruptcy. But you absolutely want to keep the home that … Read More
The advantages of Chapter 13 are more time and more flexibility in catching up on your unpaid mortgage payments. Lots better than Chapter 7. Two blog posts ago we said Chapter 7 buys some time with your home mortgage while Chapter 13 buys much more time. We then showed how Chapter 7 can help. Today we get into how … Read More
Chapter 7 buys you some time by stopping a foreclosure or delaying one from starting, and may also prevent liens from hitting your home. Chapter 7 “Straight Bankruptcy” vs. Chapter 13 “Adjustment of Debts” Speaking very generally, Chapter 7 buys you some time with your home while Chapter 13 buys you much more time. So the questions are: how … Read More
If behind on property taxes on property with a mortgage, that likely puts you in default on the mortgage itself. Chapter 13 can fix this.
If you’ve fallen behind on your mortgage, it’s very hard to catch up. It may even seem impossible. Chapter 13 makes it possible.
“Stripping” off a second mortgage has major immediate and long-term benefits.