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Can Debt Collectors Use Bankruptcy to Collect Older Debts?

By Julia Kefalinos |

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor agrees to pay back some of his or her debts under a plan approved by the bankruptcy trustee and the court. This plan assumes the debts are valid. But in recent years, third-party debt collectors have aggressively used the bankruptcy code to try and receive payment for… Read More »

How an Automatic Stay Protects Debtors in Bankruptcy Cases

By Julia Kefalinos |

An “AUTOMATIC STAY” or freeze on all collection activity is triggered the moment you or your business files a petition for bankruptcy. This is a court order for ALL creditors, or their representatives to immediately cease collection activities. If they fail to do so they must explain why they violated the automatic stay to… Read More »

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