Best Answer

Generally, if you forgot to put items in a Chapter 13 case or a Chapter 7 ASSET case, then you are stuck if you fail to add those creditors before the case closes. If you forgot to put items in a Chapter 7 NO ASSET case, then you can usually file a Motion to Reopen the case (for which the court charges a $260 fee as of 5/12/07) and then you file an Amended Schedule F (or D or E as is applicable) and add the creditor (for which the court charges a fee of $26 as of 5/12/07). You also have to pay attorneys fees for the attorney who does this for you. To add a debt to an old bankruptcy case, the debt must have been incurred before the case was originally filed unless it was a Chapter 13 converted to Chapter 7, in which case the debt must have been incurred before the case was converted to Chapter 7. 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!

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-05-12 15:55:05
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can you add a debt after the discharge of bankruptcy?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What exactly is a bankruptcy discharge?

A bankruptcy discharge is used to allow a debtor to avoid having the personal liability for a certain type of debt. A bankruptcy discharge is permanent and is only issued in specific cases.

Can someone add a debt onto their bankruptcy even though the debt occurred after they had filed for Chapter 7?

No, this is considered a post-petition debt. It would not be covered by the bankruptcy, you would legally owe this debt. Bankruptcy only covers charges up to the filing date. Not the meeting date,not the discharge date and not the closing date.

What is chaptur 7?

Chapter 7 is a "fresh start" bankruptcy. You are discharged from all debt included in the bankruptcy. There are some debt that you cannot discharge.

Are all debts automatically discharge in chapter 7 bankruptcy for a bankruptcy that occurred in 1988?

If a debt was listed on a Bankruptcy that you filed and the Bankruptcy went through then that debt is permanently discharged with a Chapter 7.

How do you discharge a civil judgment?

The same way you discharge any debt in a bankruptcy. Unless it involves fraud of the kind that is not dischargeable., or is for a debt that is not dischargeable.

Can you discharge your car in bankruptcy?

You can't discharge a car or any other asset. You can only discharge a debt (money owed).

What if the debt is incurred after the bankruptcy filing but before the bankruptcy discharge?

When an individual files for bankruptcy, he/she must list down all the creditors and debts that they have. If the bankruptcy has already been filed and the individual has incurred new debt but has not yet been discharged by bankruptcy, that new debt is not included in the bankruptcy discharge. For an official opinion, it is advised you seek legal counsel. It is really important to seek legal advice from the expert about filing for bankruptcy.

What happens when a creditor doesn't file a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case?

If it is not a secured debt it will be included in the bankruptcy discharge.

When all the debt is paid from the sale of real property during a bankruptcy plan is the Bankruptcy dismissed or discharged?


What happens to your liens if you discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy?

The liens survivie the BK.

Do you have to include student loans in bankruptcy filing?

can you file student loans on bankruptcy no. But yes you do have to list them in your bankruptcy. And No they will not discharge the debt on them, if they are federal student loans.

How long after filing bankruptcy is it discharged?

After you go to court and meet with the bankruptcy trustees, it should only take about 60-90 days to discharge all debts. You have to take the pre-discharge debt managemnt class first before any debt is discharged because the bankruptcy laws have changed.

If I file bankruptcy can I add my mother's creditor with my bankruptcy?

Just because she is your mother, it does not mean that you are automatically liable for her debts. When you file for bankruptcy, you can include only those debts which you are liable either personally or as a co-signor or joint debts. If you are not a co-signor and you include your mother debt in your bankruptcy, you will be committing fraud and your petition will be dismissed. Once a bankruptcy petition is dismissed for fraud, there may be restrictions on future filings. Your mother will continue to be liable for the debt. If she is unable to pay the debt, she can file for bankruptcy to discharge the debt. For an official opinion, it is advised you seek legal counsel.

Are accounts after bankruptcy included in bankruptcy?

Any debt that you accumulate before your bankruptcy filing and have listed on your petition will be eliminated when you receive your discharge as long as your creditors do not file an injunction against you. After you receive your discharge you are welcome and able to open new credit accounts but any debt you accumulate will not be considered a part of the bankruptcy you filed before opening the account.

How do creditors report your bankruptcy discharge?

The creditor reports to the credit reporting bureau(s) they belong to that the debt has been listed in a bankruptcy in which a discharge has been granted. Strictly speaking, any debt that a creditor does not challenge in timely fashion is probably discharged, unless the debtor has committed fraud during the bankruptcy. The court does not specifically determine that a debt is discharged unless an adversarial action involving the discharge of that debt has been heard and a decision by the court has been made.

Can you still erased the cancelled debt after bankruptcy?

You can always pay discharged debts after bankruptcy. The discharge only prohibits collection of the debt by a creditor. To avoid reinstating the debt(s), it is a good idea not to make regular payments.

What does discharge of a debt mean when it is not associated with bankruptcy does it mean the debtor is fullt released from the obligation to repay the debt?

Yes, if a debt is discharged the debtor no longer has to pay.

When can you file for bankruptcy after you have did bankruptcy?

That depends on your situation. If you have filed but not received discharge of debt, then you may refile immediately. If you filed for chapter 7 and received discharge of debt, then you can file eight years after discharge date for chapter 7. If filed under chapter 13 and received discharge of debt, can refile after two years for same chapter 13. If the first bankruptcy, C. 7, was dismissed for cause, you have to wait 180 days before refiling. If you file a C. 7 and get a discharge, you can file a C, 13 immediately after the 7 is closed, called a "Chapter 20" by bankruptcy lawyers who know what they are talking about.

Can a collection Agency collect a debt after a chapter 7 in Tennessee if it was accidentally omitted?

Any debt that was omitted from the Chapter 7 can be collected after the discharge of the bankruptcy. If the bankruptcy has not been discharged, you may sitll be able to add it to the list of debts. If however the stay has been lifted (the bankrutcy is discharged) then there is no protections and you are vulnerable.

Can you add a creditor to bankruptcy after you have filed your papers in court?

You can add creditors anytime before the discharge is entered.

What if a creditor files a lawsuit for a debt that has already been discharged in a bankruptcy?

If it's a small-claims case, answer that the debt was discharged in bankruptcy and attach a copy of the discharge order. Otherwise, contact an attorney to either provide a similar answer *or* take the creditor to Federal court for violating the discharge.

Can my disability lump sum payment be garnished if I filed for bankruptcy 9 years ago?

If you received a discharge, then no. If you did not, or if a debt was excepted from discharge, then probably yes.

Are you responsible for any end of lease payments at the end of a lease during which you filed for bankruptcy since no money can be demanded from you?

If the matter in question was included in the bankruptcy discharge, you may not have to pay it. If it was left out, or the property owner was allowed to opt out of the bankruptcy discharge the debt is collectable.

Is bankruptcy the only way to stop a garnishment?

Bankruptcy does not stop garnishment, it only delays it while the bankruptcy stay is in place. If the bankruptcy does not forgive the debt, once the bankruptcy is discharged or dismissed, the lender is likely to reinstate garnishment.The only way to stop garnishment is to pay the balance owed, OR list the debt as part of the bankruptcy and successfully discharge it.

Can a secondary card holder discharge the debt if they declare bankruptcy?

No. The secondary card holder can only discharge his/her own obligation to pay. The primary will staill have to pay.