I am in Bankruptcy Court every week and I have the opportunity to observe a lot of other cases and talk to the Bankruptcy Trustees on a regular basis. I have noticed over time, that there are some common reasons why other people seem to have trouble with their cases filings.
The following list of observations are by no means complete; however, the list of consistent problems with other people attempting to file a bankruptcy on their own or with an inexperienced bankruptcy lawyer. Don’t let these problems happen to you. Consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney and find out your options before you make a decision on how to proceed.
Having your bankruptcy filing rejected can cause a lot of stress, especially if you are having wages garnished or you are about to lose your home or have utilities shut off.
Now is the time to hire the best experienced bankruptcy attorney you can find to help you. Don’t make a bad situation worse by trying to figure it out on your own and “find your way” through the Bankruptcy Court system.
The most common reasons that your filing will be rejected is missing or incorrect information on your Petition, Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs. The pleadings can be lengthy and complex, since it includes everything about every aspect of your finances, all your assets, and everything you owe money for and to whom it’s owed.
But aside from the odd mistake, there are four common reasons bankruptcy filers are likely to have their filing rejected—and they are all very preventable.
Over the past 30 years, the Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson has helped over 2,300 of Washington clients take control of their financial situation. We can stop your garnishment and change your monthly payments for all your combined unsecured debt, and if you have had more than $600 garnished within the last 90 days, we can get all of the money back in most cases. But you have to act quickly–call (253) 815-6940 for your free consultation, or email us today. Evening and weekend appointments available.
About the Author
Chris served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity
Seattle/S. King County for 10 years and served as Vice President
of the organization during part of that time. Read More