Bankruptcy Can Provide Relief From A Second Mortgage
America’s subprime mortgage crisis was predicated on lax lending practices and loose underwriting. During the years leading up to the collapse of the housing market, many homeowners throughout Florida and the entire country took advantage of these lending practices by taking out second mortgages, or home equity lines of credit, on their homes. In the wake of one of the worst economic declines in American history, the housing market is finally beginning to show signs of life, resiliency and hope. For the many Tampa residents still mired in debts and underwater loans, however, second mortgages add nothing more than fuel to the fire.
Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy To Discharge A Second Mortgage
By filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, homeowners are able to reorganize their debts into a consolidated and more feasible payment plan. Depending on your unique financial situation, this plan may last for either three or five years. At the end of the Chapter 13 plan, bankruptcy courts can grant a discharge of the remaining debts you owe, including any second mortgages. This means that when homeowners successfully comply with the terms and conditions of Chapter 13 bankruptcy plans, second mortgage debts will only have to be paid for pennies on the dollar.
Eliminating second mortgages can not only provide peace of mind to homeowners who may have felt hopeless about their seemingly insurmountable debts but also allow for new financial flexibility. Free from the burdens of preexisting debts, including those associated with second mortgages, homeowners may find new opportunities to gain control of their finances and work toward a brighter economic future. Lenders and creditors will also be more willing to negotiate loan modifications once second mortgages have been stripped away.
Discuss Your Options With A Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer
Eliminating second mortgages is just one of the many benefits bankruptcy can present to those who are truly in need. Having spent more than 25 years immersed in bankruptcy law and helping local residents gain control of their finances, Tampa bankruptcy attorney Buddy D. Ford has amassed an expansive knowledge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This allows the firm to effectively handle a variety of unique situations and to help clients meet their personal needs and goals. With knowledge of little-known provisions, our firm can help eligible homeowners understand their bankruptcy options and the ways in which we can help them eliminate a second mortgage.
Focused on delivering personal attention, customized legal assistance and extensive information to clients, the Law Offices of Buddy D. Ford, P.A., can evaluate your situation and help you navigate the most appropriate actions for obtaining debt relief. If you would like more information about using bankruptcy as a tool to eliminate your second mortgage or if you wish to discuss your case with attorney Ford, contact the firm to schedule a free bankruptcy evaluation.
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