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The Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

Putting an Immediate Stop to All Debt Collection Actions

The automatic stay is one of the most powerful tools available in U.S. bankruptcy law. When you file bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Court will relieve your stress immediately by putting an immediate stop to any and all debt collection actions against you while your case proceeds.

At Gingold & Gingold LLC, we can help you take advantage of the automatic stay to get the debt relief you need. Our firm is made up of two experienced lawyers: Ira D. Gingold, who has been a bankruptcy attorney since 1971 and Court-appointed Bankruptcy Trustee from 1971-2013, and Jamie L. Gingold, who has been practicing bankruptcy, business and real estate law since 2001.

Understanding the Power of the Automatic Stay

The automatic stay is a Court order that takes effect as soon as you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Your attorney will include a list of your creditors in your bankruptcy filing, and all of them will receive a copy of the automatic stay, telling them that they are not allowed to:

  • Call you on the phone
  • Send you letters
  • Call your relatives, family or coworkers
  • Foreclose on your home
  • Continue a foreclosure that has started
  • Sue you on a debt
  • Continue a lawsuit that has started
  • Collect on a judgment against you
  • File a garnishment on your wages and bank accounts
  • Take any other debt collection actions

Once you have decided to file bankruptcy, you should not have any more contact with your creditors. Once your case is filed with the Bankruptcy Court, any creditors who continue to contact you are breaking the law, and your lawyer can make sure the Court knows that.

Contact Our Attorneys to Get the Debt Relief You Need

At Gingold & Gingold LLC, the automatic stay is one of our best tools for relieving our clients’ stress. To schedule a free consultation with our bankruptcy attorneys, call us today at (404) 685-8800 or e-mail us. We have offices in Atlanta, Cumming, Dallas and Douglasville, with evening and weekend appointments available.

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Gingold & Gingold LLC
5.0 / 5.0

Based on 28 reviews

Jack L.

They did an excellent job with my case. Jamie took the time to really listen and understand things. She delved into the details and was extremely knowledgeable and non judgmental. Very professional and they know what they are doing. Would definitely recommend!

All C.

Mr. Gingold was recommended by an attorney I had worked with previously. I met with Ira Gingold to discuss credit issues. He went over each specific issue thoroughly. He advised me of the potential outcomes. He did all this in one meeting for a very reasonable price. When we finished I was confident in moving forward with a resolution. He definitely wants to help people take the appropriate course of action for their circumstance.

Karen B.

Dear Mr Gingold, There are so many reasons to be thankful for all you have done and will do. Anyone who has ever had unfavorable experiences with an attorney or the legal system will feel the trepidation that I experienced once I realized that my situation seemed hopeless. It was by chance and happily good luck that I decided to put my future and sanity into your hands. I was mortified at having to deal with my debts by claiming bankruptcy. I remember in our first meeting how you assured me that I was not alone and should not feel ashamed. And, anyone in this position obviously does not have money to spare and you were clear about all the costs and allowing me to pay according to my own ability to do so. You advised me in all aspects of the law, but also, you were at each meeting incredibly supportive and complementary of my personal and professional plans. Anyone else in this situation should feel blessed to have access to your expertise and support.

Lyla B.

I thought the process of filing bankruptcy was going to be a difficult one. However, Gingold & Gingold treated me with respect and dignity from the moment I walked through their door. I had the pleasure of working with Jamie. She is very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. She took the time and listened to my every concern and handled each and every one of them to my satisfaction. My experience with filing bankruptcy under Gingold & Gingold's representation exceeded my expectations in a major way. They gave me such a peace of mind. I am very pleased with my decision of going with Gingold & Gingold to represent me when I filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Julie T.

Wow! I am finally out of debt and can say that I am debt free after completing my chapter 7 bankruptcy case with Gingold and Gingold. Mr dangled was very knowledgeable and direct with regard to my debt situation. there were no surprises and the case went as I was advised. The staff was also very helpful whenever I had a question. I will definitely recommend them in the future to my friends.

Sherard W.

I cannot say enough about this law firm. From the initial consultation to our discharge, the entire office kept me updated with every step of the entire process. I came to the Gingold after a bad experience with another law firm. Ira and Jamie immediately began treating me like family through this experience. In the end, they assisted with eliminating many debts including my 2nd mortgage. I cannot say enough about the experience and knowledge that Ira brought to the table from the office visits to the court time. Thank you very much for helping me through this tough time. Thank you.

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