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How do I reopen a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case?

I filed a Chapter 7. Can this case be reopened?

Answer By Marvin Wolf
The Law Office of Marvin Wolf
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Depends on why the case needs to be reopened. A case does not need to be reopened to add an omitted creditor, for example. To pursue a claim against a listed creditor who is attempting to collect post-discharge, it can be reopened by motion to reopen.

Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 12/1/2011

Answer By Eric Lewis
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
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Generally, Chapter 7 cases can be reopened for good cause shown and filing a Motion to Reopen with the court's filing fee of $260.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 11/30/2011

Answer By David VanDyke
Bird & VanDyke, Inc.
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A chapter 7 case can be re-opened by motion and deposit of the filing fee. This can only be done for a limited number of reasons.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/29/2011

Answer By Cate Eranthe
Eranthe Law Firm
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You can bring a motion to reopen a case but why do you want to?

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/28/2011

Law Offices of Michael J. Berger
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To reopen a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, you need to bring a motion and pay the filing fee. Before you act, you should consult with a certified specialist in bankruptcy law (like me) to be sure that moving to reopen the bankruptcy case is the best thing for you to do.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/28/2011

Ashman Law Office
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Bankruptcy law allows a Chapter 7 to reopened for cause. Whether you have cause affects if you can (you didn't say why), and, since you only get one shot and don't want to blow it, you need a lawyer to have the best chance of doing it. Bear in mind it is up to a judge whether or not the case is reopened.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 11/28/2011

Answer By Bill Zurinskas
Bankruptcy Law Center
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Bankruptcy cases are reopened by filing a motion to reopen. Most Bankruptcy courts will charge a new filing fee. If you are reopening a case to add a creditor, it may be unnecessary. Contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney to find out.

Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 11/28/2011

Ross Smith, Attorney at Law
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You must file a motion to re-open. When you do, you should tell the Court your best reasons why it should re-open your case. You may want to get an attorney for this matter. We are usually worth our hire. And an attorney can tell you why you were dismissed and how to aoid being dismissed again. Remember the definition of insanity. Call the Clerk of Courts and make sure you know the fee for filing to reopen. It ain't cheap

Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 11/28/2011

Answer By David H. Relkin
Law Offices of David H. Relkin
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The answer depends on why are you opening it and how long was it closed. The length of time could prevent opening or the incurrence of a debt after the petition in bankruptcy.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/28/2011

The Schreiber Law Firm
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You have provided insufficient information. A Chapter 7 can be re-opened, but it has to be on appropriate cause. What is the reason you want to re-open?

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/28/2011

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