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Automatic Stay In Bankruptcy Archives

Stop Your Creditors Cold with an Automatic Stay

Stop Your Creditors Cold with an Automatic Stay.jpgNo one has ever accused a creditor of being patient and understanding. To the contrary, stories of aggression, harassment, or hostility are the norm. If you have been trying to pay your debts, but continue to be on the receiving end of notices, threats, and collection efforts, you need a break. In fact, if you are reading this, it is because you are looking for solutions to this very real problem.

Bankruptcy Can Help End Wage Garnishment

Bankruptcy Can Help End Wage Garnishment.jpgCreditors can be relentless and ruthless when it comes to collecting on debts. They use every tool at their disposal, including letters, phone calls, and social media harassment. This takes a great mental toll on people struggling to repay their debts. Unfortunately, some debtors find themselves in the difficult situation of seeing their wages garnished for the benefit of a creditor.

What Are the Effects of a Stay in Bankruptcy Proceedings?

What Are the Effects of a Stay in Bankruptcy Proceedings.jpgBankruptcy offers relief and protection to people who have unsuccessfully exhausted all avenues to get out from under their debt. It is fortunate that these legal options exist, as the non-stop efforts of aggressive debt collectors, repossession attempts, and the threat of foreclosure can take an incredible psychological toll. If you are facing a financial crisis, your should speak with a bankruptcy attorney to learn about your options.

What Can the Bankruptcy Stay Stop?

When you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the automatic stay is immediately effective. The stay prohibits creditors from continuing any collection activity during the bankruptcy case. Thus, because the stay is effective as soon as your petition is filed, the timing of your filing can be crucial, especially in emergency situations such as:

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