On paper, she is not low-income ($42,000/year) but owes $7K for electric and many other debts. If she foreclosures is she still responsible for the mortgage? (She cannot pay that and rent also.) Would Chapter 11 be a better option for her? Can she rent an apartment after Chapter 11 or will... Read more »
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy sounds like it may be in her best interest at this time however I can not say this absolutely without a full interview. You can call me or another experienced bankruptcy attorney and they should be able to give you a good solid answer and plan to move forward. A chapter 7...Read more »
"Forgiven" and "discharged" are two different terms. Yes, the debt can be discharged in bankruptcy. If it is a secured loan then you will have to continue making payments to keep the collateral or you can surrender the collateral but either way the debt is discharged. If it...Read more »
If you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy you will not be liable for the mortgage payment. However, if the mortgage is not paid the mortgage company will foreclose on the property. If you are asking if you can live in the property and not pay the mortgage the answer is no. If you do not live in the...Read more »
The attorney's fees can vary greatly depending on where you live, the type of debts that you have, the amount and types of assets and real estate that you own. Based on what you described, the attorney's fees would probably be about $1,200.00 and the court filing fee is $338.00. There...Read more »
It sounds like this is a second mortgage and is recorded at the registry of deeds. This debt would be secured by your property if that is the case. The only way to be able to refinance is to either pay the debt in full or to try to negotiate a lump sum settlement amount and have the lender remove...Read more »
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