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Q: Is it possible to file an emergency chapter 7 through an attorney to protect my car from repossession.

I am late on a payment with another payment due in mere days and I’m really concerned.

Adam David Garcia
Adam David Garcia
answered on May 17, 2019

A skeletal chapter 7 bankruptcy filing will trigger the automatic stay provided by 11 USC 362 and temporarily protect your vehicle from repossession, but the protection will be brief as you are behind on a secured debt. If your goal is to keep the vehicle chapter 13 bankruptcy may be a better... View More

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