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When did you file the chapter 13?
2 more years of payments
While in a chapter 13 you are protected by the Federal automatic stay, and if a lawsuit is filed against you,
than you would still have to answer it, however you will need to claim the automatic stay as a defense,
You can also amend your petition to list the lawsuit as well, so the Bankruptcy Court will send them a notice stating you are in a bankruptcy,
In some cases the attorney in the civil suit can file a motion to lift the automatice stay and have the civil suit proceed, by claiming that the civil suit injury occurred after the chapter 13 confirmation, and was not added in the petition
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