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Handling debt collectors after you've filed bankruptcy in 7 steps

Once you've filed for bankruptcy, the court issues something known as an "automatic stay." This bars your creditors from taking further action against you unless the bankruptcy court specifically allows it. That doesn't always stop the harassment immediately, however.

What are 'avoidance powers'?

Many people don't realize this, but from the moment that you file your bankruptcy, the trustee assigned to your case has the status and power of a creditor -- but not just any ordinary creditor.

Dealing with 'zombie debts' after bankruptcy

Sometimes it seems like old debts just won't die. These "zombie debts" may be past the statutory point where the creditor can sue for breach of contract (which, in Michigan, is 6 years), and they may even be from before you received a bankruptcy discharge, but that won't stop some collectors from trying to get you to pay.

Drivers Under 21 Face Additional Drunk Driving Restrictions

Driving under the influence is treated seriously in Michigan, with laws targeting both lower and higher blood-alcohol levels. Anyone driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher risks getting charged with DUI, which means that most people have some leeway if they go out and have a drink, though they still need to be careful about how much they drink and turning over their car keys if they become impaired.

Can debtors with marijuana income find bankruptcy relief?

There are a lot of people who see the national legalization of marijuana as all-but-inevitable. In the meantime, however, there's a standoff between the states that have legalized marijuana use in one form or another and the Department of Justice, which is obligated to treat all marijuana use and business of any kind as a federal crime. This sometimes creates conflicts of the law in surprising areas, like bankruptcy court.

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