What are bankruptcy rules for trying to collect after petition? 16 Answers as of July 11, 2013

What are the rules for post petition bankruptcy?

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The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
The automatic stay prevents creditors from taking any collection action post petition without first getting permission from the bankruptcy court (which is only granted under specific circumstances).
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/24/2011
Jackson White, PC
Jackson White, PC | Spencer Hale
You cannot collect.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 6/24/2011
Breckenridge and Walton
Breckenridge and Walton | Alan D. Walton
Not allowed. If it happens it is contempt of court.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/23/2011
Daniel Hoarfrost, Attorney at Law
Daniel Hoarfrost, Attorney at Law | Daniel Hoarfrost
Creditors' claims are stayed (i.e. blocked) once the petition is filed.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 6/23/2011
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
If you received a discharge, you will no longer be personally responsible for the debts you discharged.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/23/2011
    Law Office of Maureen O' Malley
    Law Office of Maureen O' Malley | Maureen O'Malley
    Prohibited. Unless the debt is fraudulent, in which case the creditor must seek approval from the court. Anyone trying to collect after filing is broken the law and can have fees assessed against them by the court.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 6/23/2011
    CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSISTANCE COALITION, INC. (DE).
    CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSISTANCE COALITION, INC. (DE). | Gary Lee Lane
    You may not be contacted after you file including that creditor.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/23/2011
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    Creditors can not collect post discharge unless their debt falls within a few narrow exceptions. If someone is trying to collect from you post discharge, write down all calls, date and time. Write down what they say to you. Save all letters. Send a copy of your discharge to them certified mail return receipt. If they bug you after that, see a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/23/2011
    Theodore N. Stapleton, PC
    Theodore N. Stapleton, PC | Theodore N. Stapleton
    When the debtor is granted a discharge it creates an injunction against any actions to collect discharged debts. Some debts are not dischargeable. Please call to discuss.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/23/2011
    Law Offices of Joseph A. Mannis
    Law Offices of Joseph A. Mannis | Todd Mannis
    The creditor may not try to collect after the BK us filed. Assuming you listed the creditor such that they are aware of the BK.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/22/2011
    Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
    Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
    Collection of debts after filing for bankruptcy is not allowed, unless the debt is nondischargeable, such as child or spousal support and most taxes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/22/2011
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