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we have a lien against our property from a repossession of

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we have a lien against our property from a repossession of a car, will filing for bankrupcty get rid of that lien? We also have other major financial issues
Submitted: 7 years ago via LegalMatch.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Terry L. replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for your question. When you file a chapter 7, you will need to file an additional motion - motion to avoid a judgment lien. Judgment Liens can be stripped off of a home if they impair your exemption, meaning there is no equity after subtracting the mortgages and the exemption from the fair market value.
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