Can Bankruptcy Stop a Utility Disconnection?
Yes. If you file bankruptcy before your utilities are disconnected, then you cannot be disconnected. If you file bankruptcy after you have already been disconnected, then you must be re-connected. Any charges incurred prior to your bankruptcy filing will be wiped out. You must pay any new charges incurred after filing. And the utility company is entitled to a security deposit in case you don’t pay the new charges. The security deposit is calculated by adding together the two consecutive highest months bills over the last year.
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