Can My Bankruptcy Be Denied?
The goal of every bankruptcy filing is to receive a “discharge.” The discharge is the Court’s official order that the debts included in your bankruptcy have been eliminated. In some rare instances, the Court may dismiss your case or deny your discharge if something was done that the Court considered to be improper, such as attempting to cheat a creditor by hiding property, refusing to obey a court order, or giving false information to the court, etc.
Generally, there are only two conclusions to a bankruptcy filing: a discharge or a dismissal. What you want is a discharge and not a dismissal. If you do get a dismissal, you must still pay all your debts because the bankruptcy is void, there is no more automatic stay for creditors to heed, and they can then take action by filing for foreclosure or repossession. A dismissal order ends the bankruptcy case, and the debtor is left with the debt. Dismissals by a court indicate that the court has found a significant problem that justifies terminating the case.
A dismissal is not necessarily the end of things. Other courses of action may be open to the debtor, which can be discussed with a bankruptcy attorney at Placidi, Parini, Grasinger & Page.
Other Bankruptcy FAQs:
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- Are My Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
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- Can Bankruptcy Help My Credit Score?
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- Can I File Chapter 7 and Still Keep My Car?
- Can I Keep My Boat If I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
- Can I Keep My Car After Filing Chapter 13?
- Can I Keep My Vacation Home If I File Bankruptcy?
- Can My Bankruptcy Be Denied?
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- Does Filing Bankruptcy Result in Increased Taxes?
- How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer in Pennsylvania?
- How Often Can I File For Bankruptcy in Pennsylvania?
- What Happens to Your Car Loan When You File Chapter 7?
- What to Do If Your Wages Are Garnished in Pennsylvania?
- Will Filing Chapter 7 Hurt My Credit?
- Will I Lose My Retirement Account if I File For Bankruptcy?
- Will The Trustee Come to My House?