Protect Your Home from Judgment Liens

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Bankruptcy can protect your home from judgment liens. It can stop a lawsuit from becoming a judgment, and then a judgment lien.   Judgment Liens Are Dangerous Our last blog post was about how filing bankruptcy can sometimes remove, or “avoid,” a judgment lien from your home. This is a great potential benefit of bankruptcy if a judgment lien has … Read More

More Ways Bankruptcy Benefits Your Home

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Bankruptcy helps with more than just your mortgage. You can avoid, or deal constructively with, judgment, income tax, support and HOA liens.   Last week we gave you 7 ways that bankruptcy can either save your home now or protect it going forward. Here are the remaining 8 ways (#8 through #15), mostly involving involuntary liens placed on your home … Read More

Unexpected Benefit: Remove a Judgment Lien from the Title to Your Home

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Usually you can’t change a secured debt into an unsecured one, even in bankruptcy.  But you often CAN remove a judgment lien from your home.   We’re on a series of blog posts about the powerful but less obvious benefits of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can do much more than just give you immediate and long-term relief from your debts. Today we … Read More

Avoiding Wage Garnishment by Filing Bankruptcy

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Filing bankruptcy avoids a wage garnishment from hitting your paycheck. Bankruptcy prevents a garnishment as long as it is filed fast enough.   Last time we got into how hiring a Louisville bankruptcy lawyer can stop a creditor from suing you. Sometimes it can also stop a creditor which has already sued from getting a judgment against you. But these … Read More

Your Home Mortgage Affecting Your Choice between Chapter 7 and 13

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Bankruptcy helps—often tremendously—with your home mortgage and other home-related debts. Here’s a list how Chapter 7 & 13 each do so.   If you’re buying a home, your mortgage and other home-related debts are probably your most important ones. That’s especially true if you want to keep the home. So the choice between filing a Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” and … Read More

Prevent Judgment Liens against Your Home with Chapter 7

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Filing a Chapter 7 case buys you time and can permanently stop judgment liens from hitting your home.   Recently we went through a list of ways Chapter 7 buys you time when dealing with debts affecting your home. Included was that filing a Chapter 7 case can “stop a lawsuit from turning into a judgment lien.” That judgment lien … Read More

Undoing a Judgment Lien

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A judgment lien turns an unsecured debt into one secured by a lien on your home. Bankruptcy can undo that, and write off the debt.