Case Highlights Importance of a “Complete” List of All Creditors in Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The Bankruptcy Code requires that a Bankruptcy Petition, whether it be a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, include a complete list of all debts owed at the time of the filing of the Bankruptcy Petition. In addition to the requirements of the Code, it is very important that a Petition contain a complete list to provide notice and best protect the Debtor from future collection efforts and to avoid future costs and time associated with addressing the claims of creditors who allege failure of service. A recent Chapter 13 bankruptcy case from Indiana shows why the failure to list a creditor may affect a case.

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