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Repossession of Your Car May Be an Option for Your Creditor

Law Office of Ronald V. De Caprio Aug. 5, 2015

Buying a car can be an exciting process for a Garnerville resident. Vehicles often give individuals the freedom they desire as well as reliable modes of transportation for getting to work and caring for their families. Many people lack the savings to buy cars with cash; those who do lack savings usually finance their purchases with vehicle loans.

A motor vehicle loan can be made with a bank or other lending institution. The loan will generally cover the balance of the vehicle’s cost that the purchaser could not pay for with cash. The buyer is then allowed to take the vehicle but has to make payments to the lender in order to stay current on the financial obligation.

However, life can get in the way of even a person with the best financial intentions. A lost job or unexpected medical bill could exhaust a person’s ability to pay for his vehicle and as a result missed payments on a vehicle loan can happen. When a person falls behind on his vehicle payments to his lender, that lender may make a threat of repossession to take back the vehicle from the buyer.

It is often in a lender’s rights to repossess a vehicle. Until a vehicle is fully paid off by a purchaser, the lender has an ownership interest in the vehicle and may claim it if the purchaser fails to make full and timely payments. The loss of a vehicle can be a difficult experience for a person who relies on it to perform the necessary tasks of his life.

If you are facing the repossession of your car, understand that you have rights. Options exist for individuals who are confronted with the difficult prospect of losing their vehicles. To learn more about how to stop repossession, interested parties may choose to get in touch with bankruptcy attorneys.