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
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 want secured creditors to be paid in your Chapter 13 plan, they must file proofs of claim. Let’s use the example of a vehicle loan.
Chapter 13 gives you powerful ways to hold onto a vehicle, but it also lets you give up that vehicle without paying its debt.
“Cramdown” of your vehicle loan can solve the problems of a reaffirmation agreement by lowering payments and protecting you much better.
A reaffirmation agreement makes you still liable on your vehicle loan so you can keep your car or truck after writing off your other debts.
It’s way past Thanksgiving but Chapter 13 has many features that make you take notice and appreciate what they can accomplish.
Chapter 7 has many important features deserving appreciation.