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How to get your creditors to stop harrassing you

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One way to get your creditors to stop harassing you is by filing for bankruptcy. But how does filing for bankruptcy stop creditor calls and letters? Through something called the “automatic stay”.
The automatic stay in bankruptcy can be a powerful benefit for debtors who feel that they are being […]

Inadequate protection from debt collection law

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On October 21, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on debt collection abuses and the current state of legal consumer protections against those abuses.
The GAO found that current legal protections for consumers facing abuses by the debt collection industry fall short of actually protecting those consumers. Problems such as […]

Got a debt collection lawsuit before your bankruptcy is filed?

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Because of the automatic stay, a bankruptcy filing normally stops all lawsuits against you. But for a myriad of reasons, not everyone who is planning to file for bankruptcy can do so right away. If you fall into this category, you especially need to keep an eye on your […]

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