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Stop Harassing Creditors with Automatic Stay

You are already under an enormous amount of stress with unpaid bills piling up and the stress of how far you can stretch your next paycheck. Add on top of that the non-stop calls from harassing creditors and you have yourself the recipe for a mental breakdown.

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Bankruptcy offers protection from lawsuits

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Monday, January 28, 2013.

As some Atlanta readers already know, bankruptcy can offer protection from civil lawsuits. A recent bankruptcy filing by former criminal defendant Casey Anthony will likely take advantage of that benefit, since Ms. Anthony remains the subject of some current and possible civil lawsuits related to the criminal charges that she was acquitted of in 2011.

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Celebrity chef files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Last month, we wrote about the automatic stay, a useful bankruptcy tool that immediately halts all creditor claims, collections and lawsuits at the moment of a bankruptcy filing. Most often, such a stay fulfills a legitimate need of the bankruptcy filer: to suspend creditor claims, giving the debtor the time and freedom to get his finances in order while also avoiding foreclosure and other financial consequences.

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Stop garnishment and debt collection with an automatic stay

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

The automatic stay is one of the most valuable tools of U.S. bankruptcy protection. Under federal bankruptcy law, as soon as a debtor files for Chapter 7, Chapter 13 or another form of bankruptcy, the automatic stay goes into effect. This means that all debt collection, garnishments, evictions, foreclosures, utility shut-offs, repossessions, and certain lawsuits will come to a halt for the duration of the bankruptcy proceeding.

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