Keeping Home in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Whether you can keep your home depends on various factors including the amount of equity in the property. The amount of equity you can protect in your residence depends on the exemptions available. If you live in, for example,  Pennsauken New Jersey, you can protect approximately $24,000 each in your home. If you live in Philadelphia Pennsyvania you have the same Federal exemption of about $24,000. In Pennsylvania in the situation where property is owned by a husband and wife and there are no joint debts and only one spouse files the equity can be protected. Some states provide significantly more protection. Most times when a chapter 7 is filed the debtors can keep their home as long as they are able to make their mortgage payments

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