Bankruptcy was meant as a legal tool used to get people a fresh start when they are too deep in debt. If you are currently facing debts and your creditors are bearing down on you, filing bankruptcy could provide some immediate relief. For example, if your credit card company is threatening to sue you for past-due payment or the bank is foreclosing on your home, a filing of bankruptcy will automatically place a “stay” on your creditors from collecting the debt for a period of time. During this time, your creditors cannot take action against you to recover this debt unless they petition the court and the court grants them permission — not a common outcome. If you are thinking about filing bankruptcy, contact a Jacksonville Bankruptcy Attorney today to find out your options for your specific situation.