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My wife filed bankruptcy and they gave her a list of thing

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My wife filed bankruptcy and they gave her a list of thing to complete such as list creditors, finance status etc. they only gave 14 days will it be dismissed right away on day 15 or can you ask to extend the time to gather all the information
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 4 years ago.

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WebLaw :

It appears that your wife filed what is called a skeleton petition

WebLaw :

If all documents are not filed within 14 days of filing the skeleton petition the case will be dismissed

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Customer:

if we file all the documents required and later decide not to go through can we have it dismissed

WebLaw :

A chapter 7 debtor does not have an absolute right to dismiss. However if your wife filed a chapter 13, she would have the absolute right to dismiss

Customer:

The paperwork is confusing but if we sent as much as we new how to complete would they ask for more and give time to complete or would they dismiss ...and if dismissed can we refile with all the information a few weeks later

WebLaw :

The case can be dismissed if all schedules are not properly filed. Whether you can refile with depend upon the specifics of the dismissal. I suggest that you retain local counsel to assist you in preparing the schedules. Here is a link to a free site that may assist you in locating competent legal counsel: www.Martindale.com

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