Complete Termination of The Automatic Stay Under §362(c)(3)(A) According to the First Circuit

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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