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Refiling a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case in Oregon or Washington

Refiling a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case in Oregon or Washington After a Failed Means Test In both Oregon and Washington, there are normally penalties for filing subsequent bankruptcy cases within one year after a prior case has been dismissed. The main penalty is that the automatic stay, which bars creditors from initiating or continuing [...]

2019-09-19T09:56:03+00:00

Automatic Stay

After you file for bankruptcy, the automatic stay offers potent legal protection against bill collectors. When you file for bankruptcy, the automatic stay immediately stops any lawsuit filed against you and most actions against your property by a creditor, government entity, or even a collection agency . Moreover, if you are at risk of being foreclosed [...]

2008-07-31T17:39:17+00:00

The IRS and the Automatic Stay

Even after the filing of a bankruptcy, the IRS can continue certain actions such as issuing a deficiency notice, continuing an audit, demanding the filing of a return and issuing an assessment. Filing a bankruptcy does, however, stop the IRS from issuing a lien, garnishing, your wages or seizing your assets or income. In bankruptcy [...]

2018-05-20T05:19:06+00:00