For many consumers in both Oregon and Washington, an upcoming eviction often represents the last straw in coping with creditors prior to filing bankruptcy. Thankfully a bankruptcy filing will stop a residential eviction for non-payment of rent in its tracks

If the landlord does not already have a judgment against a tenant before the bankruptcy filing, and the landlord wants to either initiate or continue eviction proceedings, he is barred from doing so by the imposition of the automatic stay. The landlord may, however, file a motion for relief from automatic stay to either initiate or continue an eviction. Washington and Oregon Bankruptcy Courts often grant these requests.

If you are on the cusp of getting evicted from your home or you are slated to appear in court on an eviction matter, please feel free to contact the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm so that we can go over your options.

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