Can filing bankruptcy stop a debt collection lawsuit against me?
If you're facing a debt collection lawsuit, you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy can help. The answer is maybe. It depends on the type of bankruptcy you file and the stage of the lawsuit.
If you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it will automatically stop most types of lawsuits against you. This is because when you file Chapter 7, an "automatic stay" goes into effect. The automatic stay stops creditors from taking any legal action against you while your bankruptcy case is pending.
However, the automatic stay won't stop every type of lawsuit. For example, it won't stop lawsuits that are already in progress or lawsuits that are seeking to collect child support or alimony payments.
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