How quickly can bankruptcy be filed? In an extreme emergency a personal bankruptcy can be filed within a few hours.
A common situation is that of a person who is having or is going to have his wages garnisheed.
In an extreme emergency a personal bankruptcy can be filed within a few hours.
When bankruptcy is filed the garnishee is stopped, by law.
If the garnishee is imminent but not yet filed the trustee will contact the creditor and inform him of the filing of the bankruptcy and put that person on notice that filing a garnishee will be of no effect since under the law a Stay of Proceedings is in effect that prevents garnisheeing the wages.
If the garnishee is already in place the trustee will advise the employer that a bankruptcy has been filed and any garnishees, by law, must stop immediately.
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