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Yes, for some reasons. You have to file a Motion to Reopen and pay the court the reopen fee which is currently $260 as of 5/12/07, plus whatever your attorney charges you. Here's a NON-exaustive list of common reasons people might want to reopen a bankruptcy case: You CAN usually reopen a case to: 1. Add creditors to a Chapter 7 NO ASSET case (as long as the debt was incurred before the date the bankruptcy petition was originally filed, unless it was a Ch 13 converted to Ch 7, in which case the debt had to have been incurred before the case was converted to Ch 7) 2. File Motion to Avoid Judgment Lien if that lien was not avoided during the case You can NOT usually reopen a case to: 1. Add creditors to a Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 ASSET case 2. File a reaffirmation agreement 3. File an action against the debtor Please note that nothing in this posting or in any other posting constitutes legal advice; this is simply my understanding of the facts and law, which I do not warrant, and I am not suggesting any course of action or inaction to any person. Speak to a lawyer for specific advice. If you have any questions, please refer to a lawyer in your jurisdiction. Thanks!

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Can a judge accept a complaint Adversary Action after a bankruptcy has been discharged?

A bankruptcy is not discharged. Debts are discharged. An adversarial action can be filed if the case has not been closed, or if closed, reopened.

Can discharged items that were included in a bankruptcy be listed as discharged in bankruptcy on your credit report?

Yes, discharged debts are generally noted as "included in bankruptcy" on a CR.

How do you know if your bankruptcy is discharged on your credit report?

Bankruptcy does not get discharged. Debts are discharged. The bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years from the date of filing. The debts that were discharged can remain for 7 years from the date of discharge, showing a zero balance and that they were discharged in bankruptcy.

What does it mean to be discharged from a bankruptcy?

Your bankruptcy case has been completed and it is now finished! discharged!

Can a landlord who was not included in a bankruptcy bring small claim's action against a tenant after the tenant's bankruptcy has been discharged?

If you did not include your landlord in your schedule of unsecured debts, and you owe him, then he can go to small claims court. His being informed of the bankrupcy but not included--does not release you of the debt. Call your attorney and see if he can add the landlord--depending on the amount--it may not be worth it if it is still possible. * Once a bankruptcy has been discharged it cannot be reopened to include debts. It can sometimes be reopened to include non exempt assets of the debtor.

If your bankruptcy has been discharged but your house is still in your name do you still have to pay back taxes?

A bankruptcy is not discharged. Debts are discharged. Real estate taxes are a lien on the real estate and would not usually be discharged. Talk to your bankruptcy layer.

Can you buy a car and have it finance before bankruptcy discharged?

Yes, you can buy a car and have it financed before bankruptcy is discharged.

Can you include your home in a bankruptcy after the bankruptcy has already been discharged?


Can fraud be discharged in bankruptcy?

No. This is clearly stated in the bankruptcy rules.

Can child support be discharged by bankruptcy?


Does the bankruptcy court notify you when the bankruptcy is final and legally discharged?

No. The lawyer does.

Does bankruptcy override child support?

NO - child support is not discharged in bankruptcy.

Can a judgment be put on your credit if the debt was part of the bankruptcy?

Not if the debt was discharged in the bankruptcy. If the judgment was on the credit report before the bankruptcy was filed and/or was discharged in the bankruptcy, the entry will still remain on the CR for seven years.

What does discharged mean on bankruptcy?

Debt discharged -- you no longer owe that money to that person.

Is a car loan discharged under chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Whether your car loan is discharged by a bankruptcy or not will depend on your state and the equity in your car. Whether the loan will be discharged or not is called an "exemption".

Can a repo company come repo a mower 1 year after your bankruptcy?

Yes if there was a lien on it. If your bankruptcy was discharged, it simply discharged the debt, not the collateral.

What happen if you file bankruptcy and have not been discharged and buy a car and have it finance?

If you file bankruptcy and you have not been discharged the car that you buy can be used to finance it.

Can you apply for a student loan after a filing for bankruptcy?

Only if the bankruptcy is currently discharged.

How do you find out if your bankruptcy has been discharged?

Call the attorney or company that handled your bankruptcy.

What happens to a judgment lien in a bankruptcy?

If the bankruptcy is discharged you are no longer responsible for the debt.

Can you file bankruptcy on the entrence of child support?

Child support is not discharged in bankruptcy.

How do apartments look at bankruptcy discharged but apartments in the bankruptcy?

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Will a car title loan be discharged by filing bankruptcy?

No, only unsecured debt is discharged.

Can a spouse be reimbursed for debts that were discharged in bankruptcy as part of the dissolution of marriage terms?

Not if the debts were actually discharged in the bankruptcy. In regards to the cost of the bankruptcy if the couple were still legally married then that too is not recoverable.

How should an obligation that is discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy be reflected in a subsequent credit report?

The debt should be identified as being in bankruptcy or discharged in bankruptcy. It will remain on the list for 7 years. The bankruptcy will remain on the report for 10 years.