• Spectacular!

    I liked your fast, friendly service. You were all knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy. Your treatment of me as a client was spectacular! You were great at promptly responding to my questions and concerns. I loved that you provided courteous and quick responses to all my questions.
  • Highly Recommended!

    I have worked with Seth and he is the utmost professional in how he works with his clients. If you need an attorney you can trust I would highly recommend the Law Office of Seth Hanson.
  • Very Professional.

    Everyone was very professional and efficient. Seth, and everyone that I had contact with were very knowledgeable. I was very pleased with how we were treated by his staff. My questions were always answered promptly. I was very pleased with the service I received and would not hesitate to refer someone to your firm.
  • Non-judgmental.

    You were very open and answered all of my questions. You never made me feel like I was asking a dumb question. I was comfortable with your knowledge of the law. It was hard for me to make this decision to move forward in my life. Everyone was friendly to me and respectful. Non-judgmental. Every question I asked was answered promptly and appropriately. I would recommend you.
  • More Than Expected!

    I found the firm's representation to be more than what I expected. I was always kept in the loop, all my questions were answered (whether or not I asked more than once the same question), and I felt completely supported by the firm staff when going through this (at times) scary ordeal. Thank you again.
  • Very Impressed!

    I liked that you had very friendly, caring staff. You were all very knowledgeable. Your treatment towards me was excellent and you quickly responded to all my concerns. If a friend asked of your overall impression, I would say that we were very impressed and we would recommend you to them.

Bankruptcy And Eviction

A lot of people call my office hoping to file bankruptcy in an attempt to stop an eviction. Filing bankruptcy halts most collection actions. This means that creditors can no longer collect on their loan. Bankruptcy can even halt a wage garnishment or levy. Prior to 2005, bankruptcy could be used to stop an eviction. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act reduced this protection. Now, landlords can evict tenants much easier even if they file bankruptcy.

But what happens if you file bankruptcy before your landlord obtains an eviction order or judgement? This changes things. Landlords cannot start the eviction process if a tenant is in an active bankruptcy. The automatic stay prevents such action. Though this doesn’t mean tenants are in the clear. A landlord can ask the bankruptcy court to lift the stay, allowing the landlord to evict the bankruptcy filer. Judges usually approve these motions because evictions rarely effect a tenant’s bankruptcy estate, and therefore has little bearing upon the bankruptcy.

Just because bankruptcy generally can’t help you with your eviction doesn’t mean its not a good option for you. If your facing an eviction, you are likely in a rough financial spot and probably dealing with excessive debt. I have represented hundreds as their trusted bankruptcy lawyer in Fairfield, and break free of burdensome debt. Feel free to give us a call for your free consultation.

Categorized in: