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Exiting a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Early

The Chapter 13 bankruptcy is designed for bankruptcy petitioners who have a regular income. The Chapter 13 allows a debtor to keep property and pay debts back over a predetermined period of time, usually 3-5 years. It’s often referred to as a wage earner’s plan. Petitioners work alongside the bankruptcy court to develop a plan […]

Can Your House Be Sold While You Are in Bankruptcy?

During bankruptcy, a house can be sold, but it requires the court’s permission. As soon as the petition for bankruptcy is filed, the home and all other possessions of the petitioner become a part of the bankruptcy case. Creditors cannot foreclose on your property while it’s shielded by bankruptcy, but the same laws prevent you […]

Receiving a Tax Refund During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

There’s not really a specific time that is all around “bad” for filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The best timing to file really depends upon your specific situation. It can depend upon the timing of personal events, the date of the last large credit transaction, major financial crises, etc. One thing that is useful to consider […]

Obtaining a Loan Modification After Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If you are in the midst of financial crisis and your main goal is to stay in your home, the first step is often to file for a loan modification. If you have approached your lender regarding a modification for your mortgage to no avail (possibly multiple times) it may be time to consider other […]