Important Deadlines in your Bankruptcy Case

by DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC on January 5, 2015

Red Alarm ClockThere are many different deadlines in a bankruptcy filing and it is important that you meet them. If you fail to meet the timelines in your case, it can prevent you from obtaining the discharge of your debt. Below are a few of the important deadlines you should be aware of:

  • You must complete your bankruptcy credit counseling within 180 days of your filing. You must get a certificate of completion to file with the bankruptcy court.
  • If you filed your case with information missing, you may have up to 14 days to file the necessary documentation to complete your initial filings.
  • The paperwork for the means test, schedules and statement of financial affairs should be filed within 45 days of your petition date, or your case can be dismissed.
  • You should supply the trustee with any financial records he or she requests at least 7 days prior to your meeting of creditors.
  • In a Chapter 13 case, you must submit a proposed repayment plan for approval by the court. You should also be prepared to provide up to 4 years of tax returns before your plan can be confirmed.
  • All debtors must attend a meeting of creditors, which is typically scheduled 20-50 days from the date your bankruptcy petition was filed.
  • In a Chapter 7, you must file proof of your attendance at a personal financial management course within 60 days of your meeting of creditors. In a Chapter 13, it must be filed before the end of your case.

If you are considering filing a personal bankruptcy, contact us for help. We will help ensure that your case goes as smoothly as possible, including meeting all of the required deadlines.

Contact The “Milwaukee Bankruptcy Attorneys,” DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC.   DeLadurantey Law Office focuses on student loan debt, Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, debtor’s rights, debt negotiations, debt relief, mortgage loan modifications, and foreclosure defense. A “defender of the little guy, DeLadurantey Law Office serves the following location – Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, Waukesha City, Waukesha Town, Kenosha, Racine, and all other municipalities in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Kenosha County, and Racine County. We can be contacted by phone: (414) 377-0518 and can be found on the Internet and on Facebook.


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