Photo by Zachary Keimig on Unsplash. Use bankruptcy to avoid surrendering your vehicle or getting it repossessed. Then Chapter 7 or 13 will either buy time or allow you to keep it. We’re continuing a series of blog posts on the smart timing of your bankruptcy case. This week we get into filing bankruptcy to stop a vehicle repossession or … Read More
The 910-day condition on doing a vehicle debt cramdown only applies if the vehicle was “acquired for the personal use of the debtor.” The Cramdown Advantage The last several blog posts have been about the advantages of Chapter 13 cramdown, especially the cramdown of vehicle loans. Cramdown can be an excellent way to keep your vehicle. It usually allows … Read More
When you’re facing a vehicle repossession, a Chapter 7 case prevents that and gives you a few weeks of peace to get another vehicle. A week ago we went through a list of ways Chapter 7 buys you time with your vehicle lender. Included was that it “gains you some time to get another vehicle before surrendering your present … Read More
Prevent repossession and then redeem your vehicle by paying what it’s worth instead of what you own, so that you own it free and clear. Two blog post ago we went through a list of ways Chapter 7 buys you time with your vehicle lender. Included was that it buys “time to gather funds to redeem your vehicle for … Read More
Chapter 7 prevents repossession for lapsed vehicle insurance, but only briefly. You still have to insure your vehicle again quickly. Our last blog post went through a list of ways Chapter 7 buys you time with your vehicle lender. Included in that list was that it gives you “a very limited time to reinstate required vehicle insurance.” This … Read More
If you get behind on payments on your vehicle or home, in many different situations Chapter 7 buys you the time you need. In the last several weeks of blog posts we’ve given many examples of how bankruptcy can buy you time for your vehicle and for your home. Here’s a summary how a Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” filed … Read More
Keeping a vehicle and its debt is sometimes not the best option. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 can both give you a safe way out.