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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
While from a legal standpoint, there is no reason why terms on an existing car loan cannot be renegotiated while you are in a chapter 7 bankruptcy, I'm guessing that the lender will not be willing to agree to modify the terms. But you can certainly try. Their suggestion that it is illegal to renegotiate is just an excuse not to do so, in my opinion.
Here is a great article precisely on this issue: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/debt/5-options-for-a-car-loan-in-bankruptcy.aspx
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