Monthly Archives: January, 2008

Do I Have to Reaffirm on the Same Terms? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Do I Have to Reaffirm on the Same Terms? No. A reaffirmation is a new contract between you and the lender. You should try to get the creditor to agree to better terms such as a lower monthly payment or interest rate. You can also try to negotiate a reduction in the amount you owe. […]

Can I Change My Mind After I Reaffirm a Debt? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Can I Change My Mind After I Reaffirm a Debt? Yes. You can cancel any reaffirmation agreement for sixty days after it is filed with the court. You can also cancel at any time before your discharge order. To cancel a reaffirmation agreement, you must notify the creditor in writing. You do not have to […]

Do I Have to Reaffirm Any Debts? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Do I Have to Reaffirm Any Debts? No. Reaffirmation is always optional. It is not required by bankruptcy law or any other law. If a creditor tries to pressure you to reaffirm, remember you can always say no.

What Is Reaffirmation? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

What is Reaffirmation? Although you filed bankruptcy to cancel your debts, you have the option to sign a written agreement to “reaffirm” a debt. If you choose to reaffirm, you agree to be legally obligated to pay the debt despite bankruptcy. If you reaffirm, the debt is not canceled by bankruptcy. If you fall behind […]

Do I Still Owe Secured Debts (Mortgages, Car Loans) After Bankruptcy? –NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Do I Still Owe Secured Debts (Mortgages, Car Loans) After Bankruptcy? Yes and No. The term “secured debt” applies when you give the lender a mortgage, deed of trust, or lien on property as collateral for a loan. The most common types of secured debts are home mortgages and car loans. The treatment of secured […]

Which Debts Do I Still Owe After Bankruptcy? –NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Which Debts Do I Still Owe After Bankruptcy? When your bankruptcy is completed, many of your debts are “discharged.” This means they are canceled and you are no longer legally obligated to pay them. However, certain types of debts are NOT discharged in bankruptcy. The following debts are among the debts that generally may not […]

How Long Will Bankruptcy Stay on My Credit Report? –NMBankruptcyBlog.com

How Long Will Bankruptcy Stay on My Credit Report? The results of your bankruptcy case will be part of your credit record for ten (10) years. The ten years are counted from the date you filed your bankruptcy. This does not mean you can’t get a house, a car, a loan, or a credit card […]

Can I File Bankruptcy Without an Attorney?– NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Can I File Bankruptcy Without an Attorney? Although it may be possible for some people to file a bankruptcy case without an attorney, it is not a step to be taken lightly. The process is difficult and you may lose property or other rights if you do not know the law. It takes patience and […]

How Do I Find a Bankruptcy Attorney?– NMBankruptcyBlog.com

How Do I Find a Bankruptcy Attorney? As with any area of the law, it is important to carefully select an attorney who will respond to your personal situation. The attorney should not be too busy to meet you individually and to answer questions as necessary. The best way to find a trustworthy bankruptcy attorney […]

What Else Should I Know?– NMBankruptcyBlog.com

What Else Should I Know? Utility services—Public utilities, such as the electric company, can not refuse or cut off service because you have filed for bankruptcy. However, the utility can require a deposit for future service and you do have to pay bills which arise after bankruptcy is filed. Discrimination—An employer or government agency can […]