Can I Get Rid of Junior Mortgages in Bankruptcy?

If you meet certain requirements, you might be able to eliminate a junior, or second, mortgage in bankruptcy through something called "lien stripping." One caveat: lien stripping is not allowed in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. If you have a second mortgage, a home equity line of credit, or other junior lien you would like to get rid of, talk to your bankruptcy attorney about Chapter 13.

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