You can lower your monthly payments, the interest rate, and amount you pay on furniture purchases, secured credit cards, and pawn loans. Our last 4 blog posts have been about Chapter 13 cramdown of vehicle loans. For most people filing a consumer bankruptcy case, their vehicle loan is their largest and most important personal property debt. But cramdown can also … Read More
Here is a handy summary of when to reaffirm your secured debt (like a vehicle loan) under Chapter 7 vs. cramming it down under Chapter 13. The last 4 weeks of blog posts have been about options for keeping collateral through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Mostly these options have involved reaffirming a secured debt in Chapter 7 or … Read More
No need to comply with the timing conditions when doing a cramdown of a secured debt if the collateral was not purchased with the debt. The Cramdown Advantage Last week we got into Chapter 13 cramdown of vehicle loans and furniture loans. Cramdown can be an excellent way to keep personal property that’s securing a loan. It allows you … Read More
To determine whether a “lease” is actually a disguised secured purchase the bankruptcy court looks at the deal’s economic substance.
A “lease” of furniture or other consumer goods may actually be a disguised purchase. If so, through “cramdown” you can pay much less on it.