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Cramdowns in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filings

What Is a Cramdown? How Do You Qualify? When you need protection under American bankruptcy laws but don't qualify to discharge debts under Chapter 7, you still can secure significant benefits with a Chapter 13 reorganization. In addition to obtaining the protection of the automatic stay, which prohibits creditors from calling, writing, or taking … [Read more...]

Keeping a Vehicle in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing

Reaffirming a Car Payment during or after a Chapter 7 Petition As a general rule, in Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, you can permanently discharge certain debts in exchange for relinquishing unprotected assets to the bankruptcy court. You can always protect any property you want to keep by "reaffirming the debt." When you do that, though, you remain … [Read more...]