Our lawyers at Wadhwani & Shanfeld are committed to helping clients protect their homes against foreclosure. Countless Americans lose their homes to foreclosure each year, and California sits near the top of the list with the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. We see what kinds of financial and emotional hardship the threat of foreclosure can impose on a family, and our goal is to help you keep one of your most valuable assets.
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy as Foreclosure Defense
Wadhwani & Shanfeld has helped more than 15,000 people suffering from overwhelming debt and threats of foreclosure, so we know what types of defense strategies work best. One of the most successful defense strategies against foreclosure is filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy, also called reorganization bankruptcy, you can eliminate mortgage debt, (along with other debts), by organizing set payments for a set period. These payments typically last between 3-5 years. Over the duration of the payment plan, most Chapter 13 bankruptcy filers pay only a fraction of their overall debt.
If you think Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be right for you, our attorneys can review your economic situation and create a custom plan to reflect your financial needs and goals.
How Does Chapter 13 Avoid or Delay Foreclosure?
The moment you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your home, and other properties will be protected under a court-issued “automatic stay.” This order prevents creditors from collecting any debt and can even stop a foreclosure sale.
Once foreclosure is paused, Chapter 13 bankruptcy gives you the opportunity to stay in your home temporarily until your repayment plans have been approved by the court. Your repayment plans will include past due payments during the specified length of time, essentially allowing you to catch up on your overdue payments.
In some cases, you may even be able to eliminate the payments on your 2nd and 3rd mortgages.
Can You File Bankruptcy When Your House is in Foreclosure?
Yes. If foreclosure proceedings have already begun on your home, you can still file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which will put a halt to the foreclosure process while you figure out your debt. This is true for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.
Choose Wadhwani & Shanfeld
Our firm has handled more than 10,000 bankruptcy cases during our 65 years of practice, and we want to help you too. We are dedicated to pursuing the finest results for our clients, and we use practiced debt relief strategies to do so. No case is too complex and no debt is too large; trust our committed bankruptcy lawyers to help you.
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