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What Happens to my 2nd Mortgage/Home Equity Loan in Ch. 7 Bankruptcy?

Many clients are concerned with what will happen to their second mortgage (also referred to as a Home Equity Loan, Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC) during and after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. In general, 2nd mortgages or HELOCs are loans that are given to property owners. These loans are secured by the value of the property above the amount of the first mortgage. The difference between what the property

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