If you have a car loan, and want to obtain bankruptcy relief, and keep your car, you have several options.
If you file a chapter 7, you can work with your bankruptcy lawyer to reaffirm the debt. But this may not be your best option.
You may find that a better option is to file a chapter 13. You can propose a chapter 13 plan that pays your car loan, and possibly wipes out all other debts completely. Depending on your circumstances, such a chapter 13 plan may offer the following advantages:
Another advantage of such a plan is the option it gives you AFTER the court approves your plan. Let's say after your plan is approved, you lose your job, or your car develops mechanical problems. You may be able to return the car, and go back to the bankruptcy court, and ask the judge to modify your plan and reduce your monthly payments.
If you have a car loan, and want to learn more about your options in bankruptcy, please contact us.By Sam Taherian
Protect your car during bankruptcy by getting in touch with Attorney Sam Taherian at The Fuller Law Firm, PC. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, which is a non-profit group seeking to educate individuals and corporations about bankruptcy. Attorney Taherian has successfully handled all types of bankruptcy for numerous clients throughout San Jose and the surrounding areas.