Bankruptcy helps you catch up on property taxes: Chapter 7 discharges other debts, Chapter 13 helps with your mortgage & other special debts. Bankruptcy Stops a Property Tax Foreclosure Filing either a Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” or a Chapter 13 “adjustment of debts” case stops a foreclosure by your property tax authority. Filing bankruptcy stops most forms of debt collection … Read More
Falling being on home property taxes creates problem with your tax collector but much more urgently with your mortgage lender. Why Your Mortgage Lender Gets Upset With virtually all mortgage contracts, falling behind on your home property taxes puts you in default on the mortgage itself. That means that even if you are current on the mortgage payments your … Read More
If you are behind on property taxes on your home, Chapter 7 often doesn’t give you enough time to catch up. But Chapter 13 likely would.