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What is an Automatic Stay?

The Automatic Stay, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy

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The automatic stay goes into effect if you file either a chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy. The automatic stay temporarily stops creditors from collecting debts you owe. The stay will remain in place for a period of time unless the court removes the stay and allows creditors to continue with their collection efforts.

Automatic Stay Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The automatic stay will normally remain in effect for the duration of the bankruptcy. However, there are exceptions. A chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney can explain how the automatic stay can help protect you from your creditors.

Automatic Stay Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy the automatic stay can potentially last longer because a Chapter 13 case can lasts 3 to 5 years instead of 3 months. This can create substantial advantages concerning certain kinds of debts where you need more time and protection.


Debts that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy

Back child support Alimony Certain Tax obligations

If you have tax debt obligations it is important you consult one of our bankruptcy lawyers to find the best solution and course of action. Student loans will are not dischargeable with bankruptcy unless you can demonstrate that repaying the debt would be an undue burden.

What is the Automatic Stay?


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