By Carri Hayden Johnson, Staff Attorney to O. Byron Meredith, Chapter 13 Trustee (Savannah, GA)
The filing of a bankruptcy petition acts as a stay of certain actions against the debtor or the debtor’s property. The automatic stay is essentially the fundamental reason that a debtor seeks relief in the form of bankruptcy, as it allows the debtor a brief respite from certain financial hardships. As explained in the Bankruptcy Code the stay operates as a prohibition on commencement or continuation of actions to collect on certain pre-petition debt against the debtor.i . . .
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