If I file bankruptcy, will my creditors finally leave me alone?

Yes, your creditors must leave you alone after you file bankruptcy. When you file bankruptcy you call down the thunder of the federal bankruptcy court. A federal bankruptcy judge will issue an order called the automatic stay order. That is powerful. That bankruptcy order tells your creditors in no uncertain terms that they may no longer contact you in an effort to collect their debts. Bankruptcy offers you the protection from your creditors. Your creditors will respect the order issued by the bankruptcy judge. If the creditors make a mistake and ignore the bankruptcy judge’s order, they may be held accountable for violating the automatic stay. Like all judges, a bankruptcy judge expects – no – demands that her orders be obeyed.


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Angie Seymour
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Bankruptcy Attorney Serving Augusta, GA