On Demand

Using Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy Cases as an Alternative to Foreclosures

1h 1m

Created on February 08, 2017




Bankruptcy is emerging as an important foreclosure prevention strategy. Not only does the bankruptcy filing bring an immediate halt to the foreclosure process, but it provides tools for remedying the underlying problem, including catch-up plans, strip-off of second mortgages, and loss mitigation for mortgage modification negotiations. Bankruptcy can also remove unrelated debts, such as credit card and medical debts, freeing up the debtor's resources for making mortgage payments. In many cases, bankruptcy may be the best foreclosure defense alternative available.

This CLE, presented by Ndukwe Agwu, senior staff attorney in the Consumer & Economic Advocacy Program at Brooklyn Legal Services, will explore what can be achieved when using bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn when bankruptcy can save a home from foreclosure
  2. Understand the different types of bankruptcy and what they can do for your client
  3. Discover the tools available for foreclosure prevention in Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  4. Identify the limits of bankruptcy and where other remedies should be considered.

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