Can I add more creditors after filing bankruptcy petition chapter 7 after I got conciliation court against me after filing? 16 Answers as of December 04, 2013

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Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Generally yes.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/4/2013
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law | David R. Fondren
You can only add creditors that you owed money to or they had a claim, default, debt or other cause of action against you on or before your date of filing. They are not required to have filed a lawsuit or even be aware of their right to sue you. Also, you can even dispute a debt, but still have to list it. You cannot include new creditors or new claims that started or arose after your date of filing.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 12/4/2013
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
You may add additional creditors to your bankruptcy if the debt was made before you filed the bankruptcy. The fact that a court ruled about your liability to pay the debt after you filed is not a determining issue.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/4/2013
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
You can amend your bankruptcy petition and add creditors anytime before your case is closed.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/4/2013
Law Office of Shawn N. Wright | Shawn N. Wright
Yes, you can still add creditors after the filing of your case. You will have to file with the Court an Amended Schedule F (for general unsecured creditors) along with a Notice of Amendment and a Certificate of Service. There is also a court filing fee of $30 each time you amend the schedules. You also have to file an Amended Mailing Matrix with the new creditor(s) added to the mailing matrix. I don't know what you are referring to with respect to "conciliation court".
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 12/4/2013
    The Troglin Firm | William M. Troglin
    I am not sure what you are asking but you can ad creditors to the case after filing there is a $30.00 filing fee so make sure you file them all at one time.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 12/4/2013
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson | Lynnmarie Johnson
    If the debt was incurred pre-petition (before the date you filed, you can amend and add the creditors. If it was after you filed, unfortunately you are out of luck.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 12/4/2013
    Goldsmith & Guymon
    Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
    You may add creditors so long as the potential liability was incurred prior to the date of the filing of the bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 12/4/2013
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    You can always add creditors to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case until the case is closed by the court. Whether your debt to those creditors can be discharged, however, is a different question depending on the circumstances of how the debt came about in the first place, and other factors. Your question seems to be saying that you got a court judgment against you after filing your bankruptcy. It would depend on the nature of the judgment against you whether it could be discharged in bankruptcy or not. Neither the chapter 7 trustee nor any employees of the court will tell you whether the debt can be discharged. Only a lawyer can give you a reliable answer, and not all lawyers are comfortable giving advice on bankruptcy law. There is a specific procedure to follow to add creditors to your case. The Oregon bankruptcy court has published all the rules and forms on their website at www.orb.uscourts.gov and if you are filing the forms yourself, court staff may be willing to tell you whether your filing is complete and might be willing to tell you what you must send to the creditors you are adding. You also have to pay the court a $30 filing fee to amend your case, so if you have several creditors to add, it is most economical to add them all at once for a single $30 filing fee.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 12/4/2013
    The Law Offices of Deborah Ann Stencel | Deborah A. Stencel
    Creditors for pre-petition debts can be added post filing by filing amended schedules and paying the $30.00 filing fee.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 12/4/2013
    Portland Bankruptcy Law Group
    Portland Bankruptcy Law Group | Christopher J. Kane
    Yes, you can creditors to your case as long as it is still open. You can only add debts that existed on the day your case was filed with the Court.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 12/2/2013
    Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.
    Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A. | Jane Downey
    It sounds like you need to talk to your attorney.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 12/2/2013
    Deborah F Bowinski, Attorney & Counselor at Law | Debby Bowinski
    I'm not sure what "conciliation court against you" means, but a bankruptcy case can only discharge debts that you already were obligated for on the day your bankruptcy was filed at court. If the lawsuit was pending, then that creditor should have been listed. If the lawsuit was filed against you after your bankruptcy was filed then it will depend upon when the event(s) that led to the lawsuit took place.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 12/2/2013
    Steele, George, Schofield & Ramos, LLP
    Steele, George, Schofield & Ramos, LLP | Alan E. Ramos
    You can amend your Schedule D and F (Secured and Unsecured Creditors) after filing. Be sure that you amend your creditor matrix to add the new creditors. There is a filing fee for each of these amendments.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/2/2013
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    Yes. Forms available at the court web site. Cost: $30.00.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/2/2013
    Law Offices of Linda Rose Fessler | Linda Fessler
    You need to give more details.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/2/2013
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