Liens and Bankruptcy
Many people who file for bankruptcy are surprised to learn that even after their debt is discharged, the liens on their property have survived. Liens typically survive bankruptcy, as long as they are perfected (a notice of the lien has been properly recorded).
Before filing for bankruptcy, it is important to identify all liens you have on your property. In some cases, it is possible to negotiate with a lien holder prior to bankruptcy so that the lien can be removed. If a lien is not perfected, the loan may be considered unsecured and be dischargeable in bankruptcy.
When a lien survives bankruptcy, it is important to keep up to date on payments, or the property may still be seized.
To get a full understanding of how bankruptcy will affect liens on your property, it is important to consult with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer.
For a free initial consultation about filing for bankruptcy with Simon Resnik Hayes LLP, call 888.368.4099 or contact us online. Our offices are open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and we serve clients in the Los Angeles area and San Fernando Valley through offices in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles.
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