Bankruptcy Code, right to avoid a lien?
A debtor may avoid a lien that impairs an exemption to which the debtor is entitled if:
- the lien is created by a judicial proceeding such as a law suit;
- Or, if the lien arises in connection with a loan other than a loan to purchase the property to which the lien attaches (such a loan for cash to help with household expenses secured by household furnishings or appliances or secured by a vehicle which the debtor already owns.)
- liens arising by reason of domestic support obligations;
- or in connections with a separation agreement, property settlement, divorce or certain other matter.
There are also limitations on the power to a federal court to upset a final judgment of a state court. Consult your bankruptcy attorney as to these matters.
WAIVING A RIGHT TO AVOID LIENS
Frequently consumer contracts contain waivers of the right of a consumer to avoid liens. Any waiver of a right to avoid a lien that is provided by the Bankruptcy Code is unenforceable in a bankruptcy proceeding.
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