Creditor Harassment

bankruptcy-lawyer-consultationWhen your filing is received by the Bankruptcy Clerk, the court sends out an order to all the creditors listed in your petition forbidding them from taking any action to collect debts. They can’t call you at home or at work. However, up to the time that you file, creditors are free to pursue lawful collection efforts.

Creditors who contact you after being advised of your bankruptcy case are subject to various sanctions for contempt of Court and other violations of Federal Law. Often the Bankruptcy Court will award monetary damages to you (including legal fees) for such violations. These cases are taken on a contingency fee arrangement and are separate from your bankruptcy. Please be assured that the Bankruptcy Court takes these matters very seriously and that they are vigorously pursued.

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