When a bankruptcy filer receives a bankruptcy discharge, the case is officially over; however, in some circumstances, the court has the right to revoke a bankruptcy discharge. The consequences of a revoked bankruptcy discharge can be serious.
If you are in danger of having your bankruptcy discharge revoked, you may want to consult with a bankruptcy lawyer, which you can do by filling out this free form.
A court could potentially revoke a bankruptcy discharge for any of the following:
As this list suggests, bankruptcy law is complex and important to follow for anyone interested in receiving the court's full protection. The federal government strongly recommends that filers work with a bankruptcy lawyer to avoid having a discharge revoked.
So what happens after a discharge is revoked? The discharge is what forgives debts (in other words, if a debt is discharged, the debtor is no longer legally responsible for paying it). A revoked discharge, then, would mean:
Again, bankruptcy is a legally complex process and can have an enormous impact on a filer's post-bankruptcy life. Because of these factors (and the potential for punishment if the debtor is responsible for any errors), most experts (including the U.S. government) recommend that bankruptcy filers work with a lawyer.