Will creditors stop calling me after I file for bankruptcy?

Yes, creditors will stop calling you after they are notified of your bankruptcy filing. The bankruptcy court mails notices to your creditors that a debtor has filed. Your attorney will notify creditors in Chapter 13  cases of the filing by serving each creditor a Chapter 13 Plan. In addition you or your attorney can call […]

Lexington Medical Center is causing patients to file for bankruptcy

Lexington Medical Center blog written by Columbia bankruptcy attorney Daniel Stone It has become common knowledge among local bankruptcy practitioners in Columbia, SC that Lexington Medical Center is causing patients to file for bankruptcy. While few would dispute a hospital getting paid, Lexington Medical Center has become one of the most aggressive hospitals in South […]

Will creditors stop harassing me after I file for bankruptcy?

Yes, creditors will stop contacting you for collection purposes after you file for bankruptcy. That being said, there will always be creditors who are either slow to find out about the bankruptcy filing or they choose to violate the bankruptcy automatic stay. I tell my clients to keep a notepad beside the phone so if […]

Will creditors stop harassing me after I file for bankruptcy?

Yes, creditors will stop contacting you for collection purposes after you file for bankruptcy. That being said, there will always be creditors who are either slow to find out about the bankruptcy filing or they choose to violate the bankruptcy automatic stay. I tell my clients to keep a notepad beside the phone so if […]

Will collection calls stop after filing for bankruptcy?

Yes. Collection calls will stop after filing for bankruptcy. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing will stop all your creditors from calling you seeking payment on pre-petition debts. I recommend to all my clients that they keep a pad beside their phone for 2-3 weeks and keep a log of any creditor that […]

Student loan collection methods

Blog written by Columbia, SC bankruptcy lawyer Daniel Stone I have previously written articles about student loans. Student loans are often one of the worst loans you can sign up for. Why do I say this? Unlike most unsecured loans you may sign for in your life, student loan debts will stay with you the […]

How Long Does it Take for Bankruptcy to Stop the Collection Calls?

The filing of a bankruptcy prevents creditors from contacting you. The bankruptcy “automatic stay” puts a complete halt on creditor contacts to include collection calls. I tell my clients that the bankruptcy court sends out notices of the bankruptcy filing within a weeks time. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the attorney will send a Chapter […]

When do the collection calls stop after filing for bankruptcy?

One of the most common questions I have from my bankruptcy clients is when do the collection calls stop after I file bankruptcy. Many of my clients mistakenly believe that the calls will not stop until the bankruptcy court approves their Chapter 13 plan or after they attend the creditors meeting. The true answer is that […]

When do the collection calls stop after filing for bankruptcy?

One of the most common questions I have from my bankruptcy clients is when do the collection calls stop after I file bankruptcy. Many of my clients mistakenly believe that the calls will not stop until the bankruptcy court approves their Chapter 13 plan or after they attend the creditors meeting. The true answer is that […]

Can I go to jail for not paying my debts?

I am often asked by my clients if they can be sent to jail for not paying their debts. While some may laugh   at such a question, the question is often asked because a local police officer serves a client a lawsuit or the client receives a letter from the sheriff’s office to contact […]