What is an automatic stay in bankruptcy?

Section 362 of the United States Bankruptcy code provides for a stay of collection proceedings from the moment a bankruptcy proceeding is filed. An automatic stay is an automatic injunction that prevents any creditor action (with some exceptions), from continuing any collection activity against a debtor that has filed for bankruptcy. The stay is the reason that creditors must stop their harassing calls after you have filed your bankruptcy petition.

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