While a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may help those facing foreclosure to come up with a payment plan that helps them keep their homes, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is more suitable for those who are current on their mortgage payments but face future problems meeting this obligation. Thus, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help prevent foreclosure in the long run by making a mortgage more affordable. It does so by getting other debts cancelled, which makes more money available for making payments on a first mortgage. Some refer to Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a “liquidation” but it’s a misnomer because in most cases the debtor retains almost all his assets, including retirement accounts, vehicles, and, notably, their home.
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HINT: Mortgage modification is now available in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases!