The filing of a Chapter 7 case usually stays or stops most lawsuits and attachments that have been filed against the debtor. A few days after a Chapter 7 case is filed, the court will mail a notice to all creditors ordering them to refrain from any further action against the debtor. If the debtor cannot wait this long, it is permissible for him or his attorney to notify one or more of the creditors of the filing of the case. Any creditor who intentionally violates this court order may be liable to the debtor in damages.