This is not directly a family law matter, but few things threaten the stability of the family like the threat of losing one’s home. So, I thought it worth sharing over here also.
First, a shout out to Ben Carter, a former classmate of mine and one fine presenter with a flair for fashion. Thanks Ben for helping make sense out of foreclosure mayhem.
So much has been written about the dilemma of massive numbers of foreclosure actions that I am hesitant to dive into the fray. However, even though many would like us to perceive the economy issues as having resolved, I think the foreclose crisis will continue with us for some time. Ordinarily, if someone has fallen behind on payments on their residence, a Chapter 13 works because payments on those arrears are stretched over five years with zero interest. Sometimes a Chapter 13 just is not a great idea because the non-exempt assets are so high that the plan payments cannot be met due to the monthly budget limitations of the debtor.
When a Chapter 13 is not the…
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