What If I Forgot To List A Creditor In My Bankruptcy Petition?

As part of getting your bankruptcy case ready to file, you should get a copy of your credit reports.  (We always suggest that you try to obtain free credit reports from http://www.annualcreditreport.com/)  You have an obligation to the Bankruptcy Court to disclose all of your debts, regardless of whether you want to continue to pay a debt after filing (ex: house or car payment).

It is crucial to review your credit reports for accuracy before filing your bankruptcy case.  Did you know that each credit report may not list same debts? 

If one of your creditors slips through the crack, and is not disclosed in your petition you can add that debt to your petition provided that the debt was owed before your case was filed.  As you can expect, the Court charges a fee to add the creditor, and your bankruptcy attorney will also charge a fee.  Therefore, it is in your best interest to make sure all your debts are disclosed in the petition before it is filed.

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