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What happens if I miss a payment in my chapter 13 plan?

What happens really depends on how your Plan is set up, how many payments you miss, and other factors including the rules of the court in your district.

In Chapter 13, you can seek to suspend or modify your plan payments, as long as the necessary amounts are paid by the end of your plan.  Thus, you can sometimes reduce the total percentage being paid to your creditors, or miss (suspend) a few payments, but you need to get bankruptcy court approval to do so.

You should consult with a bankruptcy attorney in your area for more details.

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Mark Markus has been practicing exclusively bankruptcy law in California since 1991. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is a Certified Specialist in bankruptcy law by the State Bar of California and is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He represents debtors, creditors, and Trustees in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 throughout California.


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