What Is A Deficiency Judgment In Bankruptcy

With the current housing market, the phrase "deficiency judgment" is now a commonplace phrase — one that more often confuses the issue than clarifies it.

A deficiency judgment occurs when a home is sold in foreclosure for less than the outstanding balance. When a bank comes after a previous homeowner with a deficiency under state law, it must obtain a lawsuit in the county in which the homeowner lived. The bank must give a notice of the lawsuit so that the person who is served can obtain proper counsel.

A skilled bankruptcy attorney may be able to defend against the enforcement of the note by arguing against improper filing of paperwork or its transfer, among other methods. Second mortgages are sometimes very pernicious.

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