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Is Your Property Being Repossessed? Call Atlantis Law Firm (888) 836-2396.

At Atlantis Law Firm, the our repossession team understands that this time in your life can be extremely stressful, but with the assistance of their team, you could potentially retain the property that was taken or protect your property from repossession. When you work with Atlantis Law, you will be working with trusted Rancho Cucamonga bankruptcy lawyers who stand ready to provide quality legal assistance to people in their times of need.

What Happens When You Get Repossessed?

If you are renting or leasing property from a creditor and are unable to pay your bills, they are legally able to take back the property. The act of taking back the property that has been defaulted on has been used by creditors for years and the process can be stressful to handle.

What Can Be Repossessed?

There are a few items of property that can be repossessed if you fall behind on payments. Most common are:

  • Cars
  • Rent-to-own items such as appliances or electronics
  • Your home
  • Property that has been used as collateral in a loan can be taken back by the lenders or bank.

The items that are taken generally have a high outstanding balance on them, and the amount that you have paid does not surpass the amount that is owed.

Some property, however, simply cannot be repossessed. This includes credit-purchased items, property named in contracts, and property that is not named in a collateral agreement cannot be taken through repossession.

How Does a Repossessed Car Work?

One of the most commonly repossessed items is people's vehicles. In California, if you miss one car payment, the lender may have your car repossessed. No permission is needed from you -- the car repossession company can simply take your car if it is in an area that is easily accessible by the public. They cannot enter your locked garage unless someone gives them permission.

After your vehicle is repossessed, you will receive:

  • A notice about the seizure of your car
  • An inventory of your personal items
  • A notice about your rights regarding getting your car and items back via reinstatement or redemption.

When your car is repossessed, the bank or lender can then sell the car to repay the balance left on the loan. If your vehicle was repossessed, you could potentially receive the vehicle back if you quickly contact a bankruptcy attorney and file a petition for bankruptcy. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the automatic stay will put an immediate stop to the sale of a vehicle that has been recently repossessed.

It is important that you act quickly. The sale of the car can happen fast and the sooner you declare yourself bankrupt and are therefore unable to pay the loans on the car, you may be able to stop or at least delay the sale of the vehicle. If you are considered filing or you have recently lost assets in a repossession, do not hesitate to give Atlantis Law a call and speak with a trusted Rancho Cucamonga repossession lawyer now!

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