Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed

Posted on | August 28, 2010 | 5 Comments

Your Ad Here

Generally speaking when a debtor files for bankruptcy, the process goes smoothly.  However, there are a few things that a debtor can do that could end in the dismissal of their bankruptcy by the bankruptcy trustee:

  1. A debtor’s bankruptcy case may be dismissed if the debtor fails to provide the bankruptcy trustee with tax returns at least seven days prior to the meeting of the creditors.
  2. A debtor’s bankruptcy case may be dismissed if the debtor fails to provide to the bankruptcy court, his/her pay stubs from the past 60 days.
  3. A debtor’s bankruptcy case may be dismissed if the debtor is found engaging in delaying tactics with the aim of manipulating the system and preventing creditors from being repaid.
  4. A debtor’s Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case may be dismissed if the debtor fails to pay court-mandated fees and costs.
  5. In the case of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, the bankruptcy can be dismissed if the debtor fails to make payments to the bankruptcy trustee one the repayment plan has been implemented.
  6. A debtor’s Chapter 13 bankruptcy case may be dismissed of the debtor fails to file a repayment plan in a timely manner.

The good news is that if a debtor’s bankruptcy is dismissed they will be able to refile at a later date.  However, once the bankruptcy case is dismissed the automatic stay is lifted and the creditors will have the power to pursue the debtor for payment.  This means that in the time it takes to refile the bankruptcy, the debtor could face lawsuits, judgments and even asset seizures.

Some handy tips,

Paralegal

Your Ad Here

Comments

5 Responses to “Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed”

  1. Heather
    August 29th, 2010 @ 4:05 am

    In California Ch 7’s can also get dismissed if the debtors do not complrte/file their debtor education certificate before it’s time for the case to get discharged.

  2. Paralegal
    August 29th, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    Yes. That is the law here too. I wrote a post about it earlier on how stupid that law is.

  3. Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed |
    August 29th, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    […] post: Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed | Try these also:Bankruptcy Paralegal (Henderson/Las Vegas) | Bankruptcy Paralegal (Henderson/Las […]

  4. Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed | « Law questions answered
    August 29th, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

    […] link: Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed | You may like:Having a bankruptcy attorney or not to have a bankruptcy attorney … This is the […]

  5. Question about debt collection? | ach-debit
    September 15th, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

    […] Things Debtors Do That Will Get Their Bankruptcy Dismissed | […]

  • The Daily Hell Scale

  • Awards

  • Boss Button


  • Search

    Custom Search
  • Recent Comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Subscribe for free

    join the mailing list
    * indicates required
  • New: Paralegal Hell Mousepad!

  • Archive