Q: No asset Ch. 7 discharge in 2008 and two years later ordered to pay legal fees of ex spouse for services provided before
filing of Ch 7 -not support related & not found in contempt- I didn't list him as a creditor because he wasn't at that time, but I did serve him notice of my filing at the time - and he had already filed the motion for legal fees - but the judge didn't issue ruling for over 2 years -
A: You will have to reopen bankruptcy and add the lawyers a creditor. He should have been listed as a creditor in the original filing even though the amount owed may have not been liquidated at the time.
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