Monthly Archives: February, 2008

And What About Credit Cards and Department Store Cards? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

And What About Credit Cards and Department Store Cards? It is almost never a good idea to reaffirm a credit card. Reaffirming means you will pay bills that your bankruptcy would normally wipe out. That can be a very high price to pay for the convenience of a credit card. Try paying cash. Then in […]

Do I Have to Reaffirm Car Loans, Home Mortgages? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Do I Have to Reaffirm Car Loans, Home Mortgages? If you are behind on a car loan or a home mortgage and you can afford to catch up, you can reaffirm and possibly keep your car or home. If the lender agrees to give you the time you need to get caught up on a […]

Do I Have Other Options for Secured Debts? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Do I Have Other Options for Secured Debts? You may be able to keep the collateral on a secured debt by paying the creditor in a lump sum the amount the item is worth rather than what you owe on the loan. This is your right under the bankruptcy law to “redeem” the collateral. Redeeming […]

Should I Reaffirm? — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Should I Reaffirm? If you are thinking about reaffirming, the first question should always be whether you can afford the monthly payments. Reaffirming any debt means that you are agreeing to make the payments every month, and to face the consequences if you don’t. The reaffirmation agreement must include information about your income and expenses […]