Get Rid of Your Second Trust Deed
LienThe right to take and hold or sell the property of a debtor as security or payment for a debt or duty. Click for more: Lein Strip stripping is done as part of a Chapter 13The chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income. (Chapter 13 allows a debtor to keep property and pay debts over time, usually three to five years.) Click for more: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy bankruptcyA legal procedure for dealing with debt problems of individuals and businesses; specifically, a case filed under one of the chapters of title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code). Click for more: Bankruptcy Introduction Video. Indeed, this is a bid advantage of filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Through lien stripping, you may be able to wipe out a junior lien on your home. However, many consumers do not know about this provision, and not all bankruptcy attorneys offer it. At Hallstrom, Klein & Ward LLP, we have considerable experience with this procedure, and can help you eliminate your junior liens if appropriate.
To remove a second mortgage, you must file a separate action in the Bankruptcy CourtThe bankruptcy judges in regular active service in each district; a unit of the district court. and show that the value of your home is below the amount you owe on your first mortgage. If the court agrees, you may be able to eliminate the security interest of your 2nd or other junior mortgages. For example: if your home is worth $800,000 but you owe $850,000 on your first mortgage and $100,000 on a home equityThe value of a debtor’s interest in property that remains after liens and other creditors’ interests are considered. (Example: If a house valued at $100,000 is subject to a $80,000 mortgage, there is $20,000 of equity.) line, then a chapter 13 bankruptcy may enable you to eliminate the $100,000 lien from your home equity line.
Discuss Your Situation with an Experienced OC Lien Strip Attorney
While lien stripping sounds easy in theory, it can be a difficult task in real life. Papers have to be filed, house value has to be proved, and follow-up communication with the court might be necessary. To ensure that you take full advantage of this valuable consumer protection mechanism, you should discuss a possible lien strip with a skilled bankruptcy attorney. Contact us today for a FREE consultation by calling (949) 450-8500.
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