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The Automatic Stay Acts Like a Preliminary Injunction and Lasts as Long as the Bankruptcy is Pending

The Automatic Stay

The automatic stay lasts for what we call the pending fee of the bankruptcy, meaning that it lasts as long as the bankruptcy is pending.  So, as long as your chapter 13 is ongoing, that automatic stay is in place and it’s ongoing as well.  The discharge of the bankruptcy converts the automatic stay into a permanent injunction against the collection of the debt.  So, it basically turns the preliminary injunction and the automatic stay into a permanent injunction of the discharge.

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