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Will filing bankruptcy stop creditors from calling me?

In most instances, the filing of the bankruptcy case will stop certain collection and other action against the debtor and the debtor's property. Under certain circumstances, this protection, called an "automatic stay" or "stay," may be limited to 30 days or not exist at all, although you can request the court to extend or impose the stay by filing the appropriate motion. You should consult an attorney to determine your rights if a creditor attempts to collect a debt or take other action in violation of the Bankruptcy Code.

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