Avoiding Repossessions In Florida

If you are falling behind on payments for a car, truck, boat, motorcycle or other high-value piece of property, you may be in danger of repossession. Your creditors can repossess your property at any time and, once they do, you may have no way of getting it back. You should act quickly to avoid repossession.

Attorney James H. Monroe has more than 30 years of experience handling bankruptcy in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. He has been certified in bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. To schedule an appointment for a free consultation, call 407-917-4147 or contact our office online today.

Put A Halt to Repossession With The Automatic Stay

When you file for bankruptcy, the courts will issue an "automatic stay." The automatic stay is an order that forbids your creditors from contacting you or taking any actions toward collections, including repossession. Once you file for bankruptcy, the automatic stay means your creditors will stop hounding you for payments. The automatic stay may also allow you time to catch up on back payments.

How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stops Repossession

Chapter 13 bankruptcy will allow you time so that you can catch up on back payments called "arrears." It will also put an automatic stay on repossession and other attempts at collection, giving you necessary time to catch up on payments.

Most arrears will be paid toward secured debt - that is - debt on assets that you own. Most unsecured debts can be discharged through Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Contact Us Today

The bankruptcy courts are your last line of defense against repossession. To learn more, schedule an appointment for a free initial office consultation with consumer bankruptcy lawyer James H. Monroe. Call 407-917-4147.