Repossession Attorney


Repossession refers to a lender’s right to reclaim secured property when the loan on such property has not been paid according to the agreed terms. The term repossession usually applies to automobiles and other valuables, while the term “foreclosure” is used for the repossession of real estate. If you are currently in a situation in which your lender is trying to repossess your property, call a local repossession attorney now to discuss your case.

The Lender May Have the Right to Seize Your Automobiles & Valuables

When you purchased your vehicle you signed paperwork giving the lender the right to take back your car if the payment obligation to which you agreed was not met. The most common form of automobile repossession occurs when a lender sends a tow truck to recover the vehicle.

There are several ways to stop lenders from repossessing your vehicle:

Pay the lender plus any applicable fees – If you are able to pay all late payments, as well as any associated fees, the lender may decide not to repossess your vehicle. However, in some cases, the lender may attempt to repossess anyway.

Negotiate with the lender – Most lenders do not want to go through the hassle of repossessing your car if they do not have to. As such, if you speak with your lender you may be able to work out a repayment plan that you can afford.

Chapter 13 Bankrupty – By filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy you may be able to stop the repossession process and keep your vehicle or to reclaim the car if it was repossessed. There is a small window of opportunity – usually 10 days – to get the car back before it can be sold, so an immediate call to your attorney is important.

What Happens When the Bank Repossesses My Vehicle?

After a bank takes your vehicle it may give you the ability to redeem the car by paying the amount you are in arrears and the repossession fees. Usually, those who are the subject of repossession are unable to afford this amount, and they wind up losing their vehicles permanently. This does not have to happen. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing can save your car or truck, but you must act promptly.

Next, here at the Stone Law Firm we often here the same repossession questions. Here are some of the questions with links to answers:

What are the repossession laws in South Carolina?

What can a repo man legally do

Can I get my car back after it is repoed?

How many days do I have to get my car back before it is sold?

Can you dispute a repossession?

How long does a repossession stay on your credit report ?

Can Chapter 13 help save my car from being sold at an auction?

Before my car is Repoed, is my lender required to mail me certain Notices and written rights to Redeem?

Do I need an attorney to help get my repossessed car back?

At Stone Law Firm, our South Carolina repossession attorney has experience in helping our clients avoid losing their automobiles and valuables. It is important that you contact our lawyer before your car is repossessed.

When you hire Stone Law Firm, you can rest easy knowing that the counsel you receive is backed by over 20 years of experience. Every repossession case we take is examined with care and great attention to detail, and we help clients find the solution that works best for their specific situation.

We serve clients all over South Carolina with office locations in Columbia, Florence, Rock Hill, Charleston  and Greenville. If you are looking for an experienced repossession attorney, contact us today to learn how we can help you. Call (803) 389-0408 or request an appointment using our online form.