Stop Utility Shut Off With Bankruptcy!

Mar 13, 2015

Stop Utility Shut Off

April 15th is quickly approaching. Not only is this the day you need to make sure your taxes are filed but it is also the day that the utility companies can shut your power off if you are not paying your utility bills. Most likely, if you are not paying your utility bill other bills are mounting up as well. Filing bankruptcy can help keep your utilities on and get you out of debt!

How Can Bankruptcy Prevent My Utilities From Being Shut Off?

The Automatic Stay protection you receive from filing bankruptcy can prevent utility companies from shutting off your utility services after you file your bankruptcy. As long as your bankruptcy case is filed prior to April 15th and notice is given to the utility company, the utility companies cannot shut off your utilities due to an outstanding balance.

What If My Utilities Have Already Been Shut Off?

If it is after April 15th and the utility company has already shut off your utilities due to an unpaid bill, do not fret! Filing bankruptcy can get your utilities turned back on.


There is no catch! In either circumstance, you just need to make sure that you provide proof of your bankruptcy case number and demand that your utilities be turned back on and we will do that for you. Also, please note that some utility companies do require a security deposit to continue service with their company. After paying your bill for 12 months that security deposit will be refunded to you or applied to your utility account. However, the utility companies are required to waive the security deposit under certain circumstances, such as low income.

If you are facing utility shut off or your utilities have already been shut off contact our office to discuss if Bankruptcy is right for you. Pedersen Law Office offers free consults in all of our areas of practice and will meet with you personally to discuss your specific circumstances and see what options are available for you. Our law office serves the communities of Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Green Bay and their surrounding areas.

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