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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Long Beach

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows a debtor to discharge his or her debts after completing a repayment plan over a 3- to 5-year period. Debtors can typically protect all of their property through state law exemptions as in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The payment is generally based on what the debtor can afford after considering all allowable monthly expenses, and the creditors are required to accept that amount. Typically, a debtor is only required to pay back a portion of his or her total debt. After the repayment plan is concluded, the remaining unsecured debt is discharged. If you need assistance filing or have any questions, schedule your free case evaluation today!

When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should first contact Leibowitz Law Group and speak with an attorney about your debts. Our firm will assist you in developing a personalized strategy that will benefit your situation and will work with you to schedule and complete a required pre-filing credit counseling course.

Once the course has been completed, we will help you complete a bankruptcy petition, file the petition with the court, and ensure that you attend all necessary hearings and meetings regarding your debt. You will never have to face the California legal system alone when you work with Leibowitz Law Group. Contact us today!

Benefits of Filing Under Chapter 13

If you are behind on your mortgage payments, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can force creditors to accept payback of your arrearages tendered in monthly payments over a maximum of 60 months. This arrangement provides you with the opportunity to get back on your feet and pay back only a small portion of your delinquent payments over an extended period of time.

Lien Stripping Process

As part of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor may be able to strip off a second or third mortgage upon completion of the Chapter 13 plan. This possibility means that, after you receive a discharge in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you will never have to pay on your second or third mortgage again. This powerful tool allows possible savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars. A qualified attorney at Leibowitz Law Group will determine if you qualify for a lien strip.

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Are you ready to get started? Learn how to become debt free today! For more information about how our dedicated team of Long Beach bankruptcy attorneys can assist you, complete an online free case evaluation form as soon as possible.