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Stripping A Second Mortgage

In a booming economy, borrowing money against your home’s equity can be a good financial move. Unfortunately though, for most people in the state of Florida and other parts of the country, home values declined rapidly as the economy took a downturn a few years back. For those who took second mortgages on their homes to pay for other expenses, they now find they owe much more than the current value of the property.

In Florida, if your home is worth less than the balance of the first mortgage, and the second mortgage lacks equity, you may be eligible to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy and restructure your debt, stripping the second mortgage. Because there is no longer collateral to back the second mortgage, the loan can be treated as unsecured debt and eligible for part of a structured repayment plan. While this can only be done under particular circumstances, an appraisal of the property and a valuation hearing may be required as well.

Is Bankruptcy Right for You?

We will discuss every aspect of your personal finances with you and explain the entire bankruptcy process. Many people work to avoid bankruptcy at all costs and struggle trying to get a loan modification to hang on to their home. Stripping a second mortgage and filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be the best option for you and your financial situation. Contact a Englett and Associates bankruptcy lawyer for a free consultation today, (855) 215-2280.

We offer debt relief solutions in compliance with U.S Bankruptcy Code.

Free Consultation with Experienced Debt Relief Attorneys

To get the facts about restructuring debt through Chapter 13 bankruptcy or eliminating debt through Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one of our experienced bankruptcy lawyers can lay out all your options. At Englett and Associates we practice debt relief through bankruptcy and can answer all of your questions. We’ve assisted hundreds of people throughout Florida and other areas who’ve needed financial help just like you.

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150 North Orange Avenue

Suite 303B

Orlando, Florida 32801

(407) 455-7359

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Suite 600

Tampa, Florida 33602

(813) 496-7375

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Fort Lauderdale

888 South Andrews Avenue

Suite 302

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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Fort Myers

5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd

Suite 305

Fort Myers, Florida 33907

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324 Datura Street

Suite 150

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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970 Lake Carillon

Suite 356

St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

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Suite 121

Lakeland, Florida 33803

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Suite 400

Melbourne, Florida 32940

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Suite 203

DeLand, Florida 32720

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Suite 374

Naples, Florida 34109

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Miramar, Florida 33027

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Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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