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postheadericon Can I keep my car in a bankruptcy? – St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney, Sean C. Paul

Can I keep my car in bankruptcy? – St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney

Yes! Not only can you keep your car, you may even be able to save some money. Of course, you should talk to a St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney in order to make sure you can keep your car, but in most cases your car will not be in any danger.

You could lose your car for two basic reasons in a bankruptcy: you aren’t making your car payments (duh!) or you have too much equity (meaning the car is worth way more than you owe on it) and the trustee in your case must sell your car to satisfy some unsecured debts. The last scenario should be easily detected by a St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney, so please be sure to talk to an attorney before you file your case.

But you may be able to save your car even if you are behind on payments. In many Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases, you can redeem, or buy out, the lien on your car. For example, if you owe $13,000 on a car that is only worth $8,000, the bankruptcy code allows you to force your old lender to release the lien for the $8,000, which you will borrow from another lender. This can save you quite a bit of money. Talk to your St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney about this possibility.

You may also discuss with your St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney the possibility of doing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and forcing your lender into a lower interest rate, and allowing you to pay the balance of your car over a 36 to 60-month period. This can save you money and will stop repossession of your car if you are behind on payments.

So, in short, you can generally keep your car in either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

Call our St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney today at 314-827-4027.

Sean C. Paul, St. Louis Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney

Sean C. Paul is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri. He has been admitted to practice in the Federal Courts of the Eastern District of Missouri, the Southern District of Illinois, and the Central District of Illinois. He worked for one of the largest firms in the country as a bankruptcy attorney before starting this firm.

Sean C. Paul will give you the individual attention you deserve. He understands the importance of your financial decisions. He wants to help you make the best one, whether it’s a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, or something else entirely.

Sean C. Paul, Attorney at Law
8917 Gravois Rd. St. LouisMO63123 USA 
 • 314-827-4027

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