The answer is: it depends. If you are behind on your rent and you file your bankruptcy petition before your landlord obtains a judgment to evict you from your rental residence, a bankruptcy may stop, or “stay,” the eviction until your landlord can get a court order to lift the stay. On the other hand, if your landlord has already obtained a judgment for eviction by the time you file your bankruptcy petition, the bankruptcy will unfortunately not stop your landlord from evicting you.