Dealing with Troublesome Creditors in Bankruptcy


Once you file for bankruptcy, you get automatic stay which means your creditors are to leave you alone. However, at times you will still be harassed by a persistent creditor who either ignores the bankruptcy notice or was not informed of your bankruptcy and keeps phoning you or sending demand letters in the mail. Of course, this is illegal. In such a case, you have to take action and stand up for your rights.

What you should do is keep a record of all their attempts to contact you. Keep on file the letters of demand they send to you and the time and dates of their phone calls. These become evidence of lawbreaking that you will use against them. The next thing to do is present all these evidence to your bankruptcy attorney. Your attorney will know what to do and how to bring this matter up to the attention of the bankruptcy court. You can initiate legal proceedings against your creditor(s) and sue them for breaking automatic stay and causing emotional harassment. In most cases, you will be successful as long as you can provide evidence.

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