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Can bankruptcy help to lower my car loan payments?

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Can bankruptcy help to lower my car loan payments?

It depends on the type of bankruptcy you are filing.
In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, cramming down a car loan may reduce your balance and cut your interest rate. But for that your vehicle should be worth less than what you owe.
However, in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your car loan will not be discharged as it's a secured debt.

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:33

Barbara Delinsky Barbara Delinsky

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Chapter 7 won't help you to lower your car payments because an auto loan is a secured debt. You have to sign a reaffirmation agreement to retain the vehicle. The reaffirmation agreement waives off the discharge of debt in a bankruptcy proceeding. You have to make monthly payments to the lender. If you fail, then the lender can repossess your car.

Sub: #2 posted on Sun, 09/02/2018 - 21:54

David Martin David Martin

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Why you guys always buy a car with a loan. Don't do that. Save money and buy a car with cash instead of taking out a loan. Buy a small car that you can afford. bankruptcy can damage your credit score. You may not be able to get a loan, rent with better term due to the bad score.

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 06:31

sanderspatricia29 sanderspatricia29

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