What Happens To My Car When I File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?


When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, all creditor actions, including repossession of vehicles, is prohibited. In fact, if your vehicle has been repossessed shortly before the case is filed, it may be possible to force the creditor to return it. However, if you wish to keep your vehicle, you must bring the payments current quickly, or the court may allow the creditor to continue with repossession efforts.

You have three options concerning your vehicle when you file a Chapter 7 case...

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