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can you file brankrupcy on a equity line of credit thro a bank

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can you file brankrupcy on a equity line of credit thro a bank and still keep your house
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Huntsville, Alabama


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have tried to work with them on payments, can't afford what they want
Expert:  TJ, Esq. replied 8 years ago.

Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.

Question: “can you file brankrupcy on a equity line of credit thro a bank and still keep your house”

Answer: Generally speaking, if the equity line of credit isn’t paid, then the lender can foreclose on the house regardless of whether or not you file for bankruptcy protection. The reason is that bankruptcy only discharges unsecured debt. On the other hand, the general rule is that secured creditors are always protected up to the value of the collateral.

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