Nevertheless, many lenders (loan servicers) continue to file foreclosure proceedings -- despite the fact that home owners have filed the proper paperwork to apply for modifications of their mortgages. And mortgage experts announced that Obama's latest options for refinancing or loan modification programs will not kick in for a few more quarters, leaving struggling, unemployed homeowners facing homelessness.
What is the result?
More bankruptcy filings.
Hence, unsecured creditors will receive little or nothing while bankruptcy attorneys attempt to prevent foreclosures on primary residences that have lost their value.
The lenders don't necessarily win either. A Chapter 13 can drag on for five years or longer before it is discharged. But a bankruptcy can help a family stay in their house with lower payments.
It appears, despite the president's best intentions, that we are caught up in a game of economic chicken. So, who do you think is going to blink first? The government or the lenders?
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A debt that is not tied to any item of property. A creditor doesn't have the right to grab property to satisfy the debt if you default. The creditor's only remedy is to sue you and get a judgment. Compare secured debt. http://www.nolo.com/definition.cfm/term/18FCB241-F2F5-4A5B-8A7D43D2308DB8CE