How to Appeal a Dismissal of a Bankruptcy Petition
Before a bankruptcy may be discharged, the bankruptcy court hearing the case must approve the debtor's petition. If the court determines that the petition does not meet the requirements as set forth by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the bankruptcy filing may be dismissed. Part VIII of the federal bankruptcy code establishes the means by which a debtor may appeal the dismissal of a bankruptcy petition.
Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Georgia
The federal bankruptcy code details the guidelines for filing bankruptcy. Consumer bankruptcies are typically included under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, depending on the type and amount of debt you owe. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your liability for certain types of debt is erased. In return, you agree to surrender some or all of your assets to the court.
Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
People have a right to file a bankruptcy case without an attorney or legal representative. The person should obtain as much information as possible regarding the bankruptcy process prior to filing the case. Compliance with the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the local rules of the state's district bankruptcy court is required. Most bankruptcy court websites provide instructions and non-legal advice to debtors who do not have a bankruptcy attorney.
What to Expect from a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
It’s a hard, painful decision and one fraught with emotion. But it is not the end of the world, and within a short amount of time after discharge, credit can be improved and reinstated. Some people get credit card offers in the mail immediately. The interest rates are high and the credit limits low, but life can move on.