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Recent Posts in Vehicles Category

Bankruptcy Solutions for Getting Back Your Repossessed Vehicle

My last blog post detailed two ways under California law that you can get your vehicle back AFTER it's been repossessed. One involves "reinstatement" of the loan—catching up on the ...
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Can I Get My Repossessed Vehicle Back in California?

CAN I GET BACK MY VEHICLE UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW WITHOUT BANKRUPTCY? Possibly. Here's what happens after the repossession. Although there is no required prior notice of repossession, after the ...
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Can Bankruptcy Stop the Repossession of My Vehicle?

DOES BANKRUPTCY STOP VEHICLE REPOSSESSION? Certainly. The "automatic stay" is the name of the federal law that stops virtually all collection actions by creditors against you. It also ...
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Debts Caused By Driving Under the Influence

CAN I WRITE OFF CLAIMS AGAINST ME FROM A VEHICLE ACCIDENT? When you think of debts to be written off through bankruptcy, you likely think of credit cards, medical bills, vehicle loans, and ...
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Chapter 13 Plan Can Delay Payments to Secured Creditor If No Objection

A very recent Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") ruling gave debtors a little more leverage in how they pay their secured debts in a Chapter 13 "adjustment of debts" ...
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Paying Less For Your Vehicle In A Chapter 13 Cramdown

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to pay less for your vehicle by cramming down the value of your vehicle to the fair market value. HOW DOES "CRAMDOWN" IN A CHAPTER 13 WORK? If you owe more ...
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Car Operating Expense of $200 Not Allowed by 9th Circuit BAP

The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the 9th Circuit recently rejected the argument that deducting the $200 older vehicle expense was allowable. The BAP in In Re Leudtke founds that the IRS National and ...
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What Should I Expect At My Reaffirmation Hearing?

When you sign a reaffirmation agreement for a secured debt or any other debt, the matter will be set for hearing if your attorney did not sign the agreement. Many attorneys will not sign a ...
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Reaffirming Your Vehicle in A Chapter 7

WHAT'S A REAFFIRMATION AGREEMENT? If you have loan on your vehicle and the lender is a lienholder on your vehicle's title, and you are thinking about filing bankruptcy, you need to know about ...
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Can I Buy a Vehicle During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 "adjustment of debts" is an incredibly good tool for dealing with many situations, often much better than Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy." If you owe income or property ...
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New Appeals Court Ruling Protects California Vehicles Used in Business

Tools of the Trade Last month, an important court issued an opinion, applicable locally, that helps protect owners of vehicles who use thei r vehicle as a "tool of trade." This opinion provides a good ...
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