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Does an automatic stay effect debt incurred after a bankruptcy filing?

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I have a tenant who broke the rental lease and moved out of state at the beginning of last month. I received a court notice that they filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy prior to that. The paid the rent until last month. So they owe me for that, plus for damage they caused. I know that their debt that incurred prior to the filing is protected by the automatic stay, but what they owe me occurred after the bankruptcy filing, so can I pursue it? I plan on bringing a law sue in the small claims court but want to make sure that I don't violate the automatic stay.

Mark J. Markus / Mark J. Markus, Law Offices Of Answered 9 years ago | Contributor
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