Keep Your Vehicle by Reducing Loan Payments through Cramdown

Wasson and ThornhillVehicle Loans

Chapter 7 reaffirmation requires you to make full monthly vehicle payments. Consider reducing loan payments through cramdown in Chapter 13.   The last two blog posts have been about keeping your vehicle in a Chapter 7 case. Two weeks ago was about the benefits of reaffirming the vehicle’s loan. Last week was about possible ways of keeping the vehicle by … Read More

Reaffirm Your Vehicle Loan in Chapter 7

Wasson and ThornhillVehicle Loans

To keep your vehicle and be able to afford to pay for it, reaffirm your vehicle loan in Chapter 7 and discharge your other debts.     A Vehicle Loan is a Secured Debts We started this series of blog posts on debts by introducing secured debts as follows: Each of your debts is either secured by something you own or it … Read More

A Handy Summary to Chapter 7 vs. 13 for Your Secured Debts

Wasson and ThornhillSecured Debts

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

Protecting Your Vehicle If It’s Worth Too Much

Wasson and ThornhillVehicles & Bankruptcy

Often your car or truck is fully protected in bankruptcy through an exemption. But if it’s worth too much bankruptcy can still protect it.   How Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 affect your vehicle and vehicle loan can determine which of these options you choose. That’s why we’ve focused the last several blog posts on the differences between these options. … Read More

Vehicle Loan: Reaffirm or Cramdown?

Wasson and ThornhillVehicle Loans

Here’s an example of when it’s better to reaffirm or cramdown a vehicle loan, to use a Chapter 7 case or a Chapter 13 one.   We’re in a series of blog posts about choosing between Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” and Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts.”  Along these lines two blog posts ago we outlined when to reaffirm a secured … Read More

When to Reaffirm a Debt, When to Use Chapter 13

Wasson and ThornhillBankruptcy Options

Reaffirming a secured debt, like a vehicle loan, can be a good way to keep that collateral/vehicle. But Chapter 13 is sometimes better.   The last 5 blog posts in December were about keeping the collateral you want by “reaffirming” the debt. “Reaffirmation” applies only to Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy”cases. (We’ve focused mostly on reaffirming a vehicle loan.) Today we … Read More