I filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy 25 years ago, if I have to file again this year will the trustee know about the first one? 12 Answers as of May 20, 2016

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Novakov & Associates, PLLC
Novakov & Associates, PLLC | LINDA S. NOVAKOV
No, you have the ability to file every 8 years according to the rules.
Answer Applies to: Kentucky
Replied: 5/20/2016
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
You do not need to disclose a prior bankruptcy that is more than 8 years old. There is a small chance that the Trustee would learn about in the course of his/her duties, but it should make no difference at all.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 5/16/2016
Eranthe Law Firm
Eranthe Law Firm | Cate Eranthe
It is likely. In the Northern District of California, it will either come up in the records check or they will find out when they ask you if you have ever filed bankruptcy before. That is a standard hearing question in many districts.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/16/2016
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
You are required to list all prior bankruptcies. But one 25 years ago will not affect the new case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/16/2016
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
You can file a 7 every 8 years without ill effect.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/16/2016
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