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Filing For Bankruptcy and Stopping Lawsuits in Los Angeles

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop Pending Lawsuits?

Have you been sued by a creditor over a past-due debt? Facing a creditor lawsuit is a daunting prospect, but you have powerful legal means at your disposal. When you file for bankruptcy, the automatic stay can put a temporary stop to all pending creditor lawsuits, including collection attempts for overdue credit card bills.

If you are facing legal action from creditors, bankruptcy is an effective way to put your debt problems behind you for good. Call the lawyers at RHM LAW LLP to learn more about the process. We will help you explore all the legal options available to you and work to stop your creditors from taking legal action against you.

Contact us for a 30-minute risk-free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer. It could be your first step on the road to debt relief.

can i file bankruptcy if someone sues me in CA? 

In California, it's possible to file for bankruptcy even after being sued. Filing for bankruptcy can typically halt most civil lawsuits due to the automatic stay that is issued upon filing for bankruptcy. 

What Types of Civil Lawsuits Can Bankruptcy Stop?

If you have overdue credit card or medical bill debts, creditors can file a lawsuit to obtain a judgment from the court that forces you to pay these debts. No matter what stage they are in, bankruptcy stops lawsuits. Whether you have recently been served with papers, your case is already in court, or you have only been threatened with a lawsuit, bankruptcy stops your creditors from taking further action to collect the debt.

As soon as you file for bankruptcy, you are protected from lawsuits that seek to:

However, there are certain legal actions that bankruptcy cannot stop, such as judgments for child support, alimony, certain taxes, criminal penalties, and debts incurred through fraud.

Do You Have a Judgment Against You?

If you have been sued over a debt, our bankruptcy attorneys are here to protect your rights. In many cases, bankruptcy not only stops the lawsuit but eliminates the debt as well. Your creditors do not hold all the cards. We know how to use bankruptcy law to protect you from their tactics.

Begin by calling our Los Angeles bankruptcy attorneys at (213) 344-0043 today.


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