Bankruptcy is like any other area of the law – you have to mind your p’s and q’s or else you can end up in trouble. The thing to avoid in bankruptcy is dismissal. This means the court rejects your case, leaving you on the hook for all your debt. So, what can get your case dismissed? Here are a few things:
- Committing fraud: Lying on your petition is an easy way to get dismissed. You might also be charged with perjury.
- Failing to take debtor education: All bankruptcy filers are required to take two financial management courses. One course is taken prior to filing and another after filing.
- Failing to complete appropriate forms: The court is very particular about how and when forms and documents are produced. Failing to produce required forms and documents or failing to produce them properly can lead to a dismissal.
- Not attending meeting of creditors: You are required to be at your meeting of creditors. Period. If a serious emergency prevents you from attending, contact your attorney ASAP so they can try to reschedule.
If it seems like there are lots of ways to go wrong when filing bankruptcy, it’s because there are. It’s very important that you hire an experienced Fairfield bankruptcy attorney when filing. I have helped thousands of people over the years, and would be happy assist you.
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