Automatic Stay

Once you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay will begin.   The automatic stay is actually an injunction issued by the Bankruptcy Court that prohibits all collections efforts.  This is a fundamental bankruptcy protection. The automatic stay protects you from bill collectors, creditors and foreclosures.

An automatic stay can:

  • Stop foreclosure proceedings
  • Stop a potential repossession
  • Stop garnishments on your wages
  • Stop bank levies on your bank accounts
  • Stop phone calls from creditors

However, an automatic stay will not:

  • Stop some tax proceedings
  • Stop lawsuits regarding child support
  • Stop criminal proceedings

Don’t wait too long.  Filing for bankruptcy can provide a fundamental protection to your home and vehicles, while stopping those pesky phone calls.  Get yourself a bankruptcy attorney in St Louis today.