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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 debt you have and what stage the lawsuit is in.

If the debt is a non-dischargeable debt, such as child support or taxes, then filing for bankruptcy will not stop the lawsuit. The creditor can still get a judgment against you and try to collect the debt through wage garnishment or asset seizure.


If the debt is a dischargeable debt, such as credit card debt or medical bills, then filing for bankruptcy will stop the lawsuit. Once you file for bankruptcy, an "automatic stay" goes into effect that stops all creditors from trying to collect debts from you.





The Law Offices of the Omar Zambrano has helped thousands of people and businesses in the past to get out of debt and start over.



Our goal is to help you find a fresh start FAST!


Schedule your free consultation today! By Calling 626-338-5505 or visiting us at 12738 Ramona Blvd Baldwin Park CA 91706







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