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Deficiency Judgments

The foreclosure process has many steps. As you go through this process, it is important to know that you do have options for seeking debt relief. Becoming educated about your options from a bankruptcy lawyer is important. At my law firm, I am here to guide you through the bankruptcy process and help protect your interests.

Honest Counsel for Honest Debt Solutions | Contact Brent W. Davis & Associates

I am attorney Brent W. Davis, and I represent individuals in consumer bankruptcy matters throughout Alabama. My entire practice is dedicated to bankruptcy law, and I have helped thousands of people get a fresh start.

Deficiency Judgments and Foreclosure

A home is a significant asset, and for some people it is their biggest asset. When you are unable to pay your mortgage, the threat of foreclosure can be daunting. As the foreclosure process comes closer, you will start to evaluate all your options. The idea of “walking away” from your mortgage is one option that should not be put on the table. Here’s why.

Unlike what many people think, walking away from your mortgage does not mean that you give it back to the mortgage company without liability. In Alabama, mortgage companies have the ability to come after individuals who walk away from their mortgage with a deficiency judgment. If this happens, the IRS will look at this judgment as debt that can be taxed. This now brings pressing tax issues onto your plate that can follow you for years to come.

Choosing Bankruptcy

Choosing bankruptcy can relieve many of the challenges that you could face if you simply walked away from your mortgage. Bankruptcy eliminates canceled debt (which the IRS considers as income) and allows you to get a fresh start.

At my firm, I will take time to put a stop to rumors and explain the facts about bankruptcy. In nearly all situations, bankruptcy is the best option for my clients. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy gives you breathing room so you can get caught up on your payments, and an option that many of my clients choose.

My goal is to help you get the debt relief you need. I will explain your options and provide you with the information you need to make a smart decision. As your Alabama deficiency judgment attorney, I will seek to avoid tax issues and other complications, and get you a fresh start.

Contact a Birmingham Foreclosure Attorney

To schedule a free, no obligation consultation, please call (205) 989-1919. I can also be reached online via e-mail. Consultations can be conducted in person. My office is located in Birmingham, and my regular business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free parking is available.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.