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Can a bankruptcy be reopened?

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Can a bankruptcy be reopened?
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Yes - any Bankruptcy case can be re-opened to add creditors that were not included in the original Bankruptcy papers.
However, if the Bankruptcy was a "no-asset" Bankruptcy, meaning the debtor had no assets to surrender to the Bankruptcy trustee, then it is not necessary to re-open the case. This is because it has been determined that all debts the debtor had at the time the Bankrutpcy case was filed are discharged, even if those debts were not included in the Bankruptcy papers.

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