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Circuits Are Now Split on Who Gets Appreciation in a Home When a ‘13’ Converts to ‘7’

Splitting with the Tenth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit holds that chapter 13 debtors lose post-petition appreciation in a home if the case converts to chapter 7.
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BAP Gives Post-Petition Appreciation to Chapter 7 Estate on Conversion from Chapter 13

In a rising real estate market, chapter 13 debtors risk losing their homes if they sell or convert to chapter 7.
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Failing to File a Claim Has Dire Consequences for a Secured Creditor

A secured lender who doesn’t file a claim doesn’t get paid by the chapter 13 plan and keeps its lien, but can’t reclaim the collateral during the life of the plan.

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