Automatic Stay

The moment a new bankruptcy case is filed, the Court automatically enters an order that immediately stops foreclosures, repossessions, lawsuits, garnishments, and all collection activity against the debtor.  The automatic stay also stops the equitable division of property in a pending divorce case.  Under BAPCPA, the automatic stay does not stop the establishment or enforcement of child support or alimony, nor does it stop most criminal proceedings.

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