Cleveland, OH asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio

Q: If you're in bankruptcy, can a court where you live harass you for payment of property taxes?

I feel like I'm being harassed.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: No, but the operative questions is really whether you are actually being harassed.

Dean Paolucci
Dean Paolucci
Answered
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Akron, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: No, creditors are not supposed to try any collections actions while the automatic stay is in effect. Be aware, however, that if you are keeping the real property subject to the property taxes you speak of, you do need to get those taxes current at some point in order to keep said real property.

Also, if you are in a Chapter 13, the property taxes should file a claim so they get paid through the Chapter 13 Plan, so tell them you filed bankruptcy and give them your case number.

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