The bankruptcy courts will not let the sheriff's sale proceed unless and until the mortgage company obtains a court order allowing them to do so. That will take a minimum of 4 weeks from the time the mortgage company turns this matter over to their lawyers and they put together the paperwork and file it with the court. Gosh it could be 5 weeks, 10 weeks, 20 weeks or longer. Depends on when the mortgage company's attorney files the paperwork.
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Your bk attorney can object to the bank moving forward with the foreclosure case. While you will probably not win this motion, a judge is likely to continue the hearing until after your creditor’s meeting so that the trustee can file a no asset report. This can give you appx another 2 month to try to work things out. Good Luck
If it appears from a motion to modify the automatic stay that there is no equity in the property and the trustee does not oppose the motion to modify then the stay can be lifted upon the court date it is presented in front of the judge. It all depends on the trustee and if there is any equity. If there is no equity but the trustee opposes the motion or the motion is continued it is usually continued to the 341 meeting or with an effective date after that date. Then the mortgage company may or may not have to re-publish for a new sale depending on when relief is granted. No matter what the stay will get modified at some point if there is no equity it is just a question of when.
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