Can my bankruptcy case ever be reopened?

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Can my bankruptcy case ever be reopened?

Yes, your case can be reopened in order to take care of new matters that crop up after the case. For example, if you receive an inheritance, a life insurance payout, or a divorce settlement within 180 days after filing, your case might need to be reopened to administer those assets. You might want to reopen the case to obtain an order discharging a debt when a creditor keeps pursuing you. The trustee might seek to reopen the case if it becomes apparent that you lied on your petition, omitted or concealed property, and so forth.

(Reviewed 11.14.08)

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