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Reopening a Bankruptcy Case

June 19, 2017 | Category: Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Chapter 7

Before your personal bankruptcy case is filed, it is imperative that you review your Petition, Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs to verify that all of the information is true and correct. However, because we are all human, it is always possible for something to get overlooked or for an error to occur. What can you do if you discover a mistake after your bankruptcy case has been closed? The law provides you with a procedure for reopening your case to cure an error. Examples of the type of mistakes you can reopen a case to fix include:  

  • failure to list a creditor
  • failure to file the certification that you took the personal financial management course
  • failure to have a judgment lien removed from real estate
  • failure to list an asset or personal property

It is important to understand that requests to reopen a bankruptcy case are not guaranteed to be granted. So again, it is essential that you review your initial filings to verify they are correct. However, if you discover a mistake in a concluded case, we can help you try to get it fixed. Please keep in mind that every bankruptcy matter is different. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection, or if you have filed bankruptcy and learned of a mistake that needs to be corrected, and you would like to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your options, please contact our office by completing the form on this website, calling us at 954-920-5355, or emailing us at

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC

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