A bankruptcy will not modify your mortgage payment. The only way to reduce or modify your monthly payment is with your mortgage company. Many loan modifications are not approved. If the modification is approved, the arrears (back mortgage payments) are often attached to the end of the loan. This means your mortgage length can be extended beyond 30 years!
Filing a bankruptcy can help make the mortgage more affordable. Chapter 7 bankruptcies can discharge (eliminate) unsecured debt like credit card and medical bills. By eliminating the minimum payment, you free up income in your budget to make your mortgage payment. A bankruptcy will improve your debt-to-income ratio and allow you to save money. After a few years, you can try to refinance for a better long-term solution.
Peter Francis Geraci and Geraci Law Attorneys will figure out a way to get you out of debt. You can use the experience of Geraci Law and federal law to get a handle on your finances. If you are not approved for a loan modification and find yourself in foreclosure, a Chapter 13 with Geraci Law can save your home!
Creditors will file lawsuit for debt. Many people assume a credit card company wouldn’t bother with small balances. However, interest and late fees can take a small bill to a big problem.
A judgment is court-ordered and you if entered – creditors can garnish paychecks, freeze assets, or put liens against property. The good news is Geraci Law can help!
You can attend and try to settle the debt but usually you will need a lump sum. You can work out a payment arrangement but if you miss a payment – the judgment can be entered.
Once the first lawsuit is filed, there can be a domino effect of other creditors. Older debt transferred to collection agencies will wait in line to get paid from your paycheck. Garnishments are deducted from your gross pay so more overtime equals more paid to your creditors. Stop the lawsuit chaos before it starts with Geraci Law.
You will STOP the lawsuit, STOP the constant phone calls and STOP further action by your creditors. Peter Francis Geraci and attorneys offer no-money down Chapter 13 options and Chapter 7 payment plans.
One of the biggest causes for divorce is debt. Many couples do not discuss financial troubles or try to hide debt from each other. Debt can become overwhelming and it’s easy to bury your head in the sand. If you are going through a divorce and have debt – consider a bankruptcy with Geraci Law.
After a divorce is final, a person’s budget is drastically changed. You can lose a spouse’s contribution to the monthly budget or start paying additional spousal maintenance or child support. By eliminating the debt with a Chapter 7, you are able to free up your income to budget new expenses.
Consider your bankruptcy options before a divorce is final. You and your estranged spouse can file a joint bankruptcy and pay only one attorney fee. Once the divorce is finalized, you are no longer able to file together.
Bankruptcy and divorce are complicated legal matters. It’s extremely important to seek legal counsel before making any decisions. Peter Francis Geraci and Geraci Law are experienced in all consumer bankruptcy matters including how it could affect your divorce. You both can have a financial fresh start!