If a person or business that owes you money files bankruptcy, it is important that you immediately cease all communications with the bankruptcy debtor until you speak to an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Upon the filing of a bankruptcy case in most cases, an automatic stay is imposed by Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code, which prevents creditors from taking any action to attempt to collect a debt from the bankruptcy debtor. Failure to comply with the automatic stay imposed by Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code can result in the imposition of sanctions against you. You may be entitled to recover all or a portion of the debt owed to you, but you must do so via the claims filing process set forth in the Bankruptcy Code and Rules. We can help you file a proof of claim to preserve your right to be paid by the bankruptcy estate in the event a distribution is to be made to creditors. We can also analyze your claim to determine whether or not you may be entitled to seek relief from the automatic stay to prosecute your claim against the debtor outside of the bankruptcy court. Contact us today to learn what your options are.