Once a creditor or bill collector becomes aware that you have filed for bankruptcy protection, he or she must stop all efforts to collect the debt. When your bankruptcy is filed, the court will mail a notice to all of the creditors listed in your schedules. This usually takes a week to ten days. You will receive a copy of the same notice which goes out to creditors. If this is not soon enough to stop a garnishment or repossession, then you should have your attorney inform the creditor immediately.
If a creditor continues to use collection tactics once informed of the bankruptcy, they may be liable for court sanctions and attorney fees for this conduct.
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