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What would Richie Do?

May 11th, 2012 Scott Wantland Posted in Celebrity Debt, Foreclosures, Mortgage No Comments »

For those of you that are following UK basketball legend Richie Farmer and his foreclosure woes, it looks like he could use the help of Wantland Law, PLLC.

Maybe he could use a bankruptcy?  Perhaps he could consider a short sale?

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Why to talk to a bankruptcy attorney before foreclosure?

November 22nd, 2011 Scott Wantland Posted in Bankruptcy, Foreclosures 23 Comments »

If you decide to let your house go in a bankruptcy talking to a lawyer early and filing bankruptcy can actually allow you to live in your house for a few more months without having to make a mortgage payment.

Also, talking to a bankruptcy attorney before foreclosure allows you the time to get everything organized and often can help you to avoid penalty fees and other expenses. If your appendix was bothering you, you wouldn’t wait till it ruptured to go to the doctor. So why would you wait to see a bankruptcy attorney. Remember at Wantland Law, PLLC your first consultation is free.

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Why shouldn’t I go to a “cheap” bankruptcy attorney?

November 16th, 2011 Scott Wantland Posted in Bankruptcy, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Foreclosures 75 Comments »

Plain and simple, you get what you pay for. A lot of the cheap attorneys don’t take to time to properly review your situation or even meet with you prior to court. Often, you won’t even speak with the attorney- just an assistant. At Wantland Law, PLLC we often get called after things have gone wrong. Save yourself the time, money, worry, your valuable assets, and frustration contact us first.

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Burt Reynolds wants to live with you.

August 18th, 2011 Scott Wantland Posted in Bankruptcy, Celebrity Debt, Chapter 13, Foreclosures 5 Comments »

Well, looks like Burt Reynolds is facing foreclosure.  Looks like Burt hasn’t bothered to pay his mortgage since this time last year.  Maybe there’s another Cannonball Run in the works or maybe this is all for old Burt and his multimillion dollar home.

I’ve learned over the past couple of years that “rich and famous” do not always go hand in hand.  I’m not sure why old Burt couldn’t have settled for just a one million home and just paid cash. 

Most folks could save the home with a chapter 13 filing- because of the amount of Burt’s debt he may be eleigible for a chapter 11.  Typically a homeowner has more protections in a chapter 13 than chapter 11.  Sometimes the problems rich people have are actually worse it seems.

Good luck Burt.

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When too late isn’t

May 2nd, 2011 Scott Wantland Posted in Bankruptcy, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Foreclosures, Mortgage, Taxes, Uncategorized No Comments »

Someone today asked me if it was “too late to file bankruptcy” to save a house.

Generally, it’s too late if the foreclosure sale has occurred. If a lawsuit has been filed, it’s not too late. It a sale date has been set, it’s not too late. If a collection agent tells you it’s too late- it isn’t.

There’s reasons to file as soon as possible. Filing a bankruptcy stops the foreclosure process. It halts collection calls and dirty letters. A chapter 13 begins the repayment process.  Property taxes potentially are halted from becoming liens.  The sooner you file the sooner you get peace of mind, make the calls stop, and the frest start stops.

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HELOC, Mortgage, Second Mortgage, Home Equity Line

April 7th, 2011 Scott Wantland Posted in Debt, Foreclosures, Lien, Mortgage 1 Comment »

There’s an old saying that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet.  The point of the saying is that no matter what you call an item, if it quacks like a duck, swims like a duck, has webbed feet…you get the point.

There’s something scary for a lot of people about getting mortgage.  They understand that it’s a loan against the house that if not repaid will result in foreclosure. 

Knowing that people are afraid of second mortgages, banksre creative and call them other things- home equity lines, HELOC, home equity loan- who cares what they call it.  They want you to borrow against your house.

It does not matter what it’s called.  If you sign a piece of paper that says my home stands good for my loan then you are signing a mortgage. 

Another play on words- it is what it is.  It doesn’t matter what you call it.

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Foreclosures

October 4th, 2009 Wantland Posted in Bankruptcy, Foreclosures No Comments »

Foreclosures in Jefferson County and roreclosures in Bullitt County are at record highs.

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