Edgewater, NJ asked in Bankruptcy for New Jersey

Q: Can a bankruptcy case Chapter 7 be discharged before the objection date ?

If a bankruptcy case was filed on 5/23/2022 had the meeting 06/23/2022 and objection deadline is Aug 22 2022 does that mean the case can be discharged if no objections come before Aug 22 2022 ? Or do you have to wait until Aug 22nd 2022 to know definitely if you been discharged ?

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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Boyertown, PA

A: It's more realistic to expect your discharge order in 6 months, as the bankruptcy code accommodates the government.

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Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Staten Island , NY

A: The bankruptcy discharge date occurs after the creditors can object. Therefore, a discharge won’t happen until the deadline for creditors to object ends in most cases.

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There cannot be any discharge ever, until all creditor objections are resolved. Nothing else would make sense. If you have 1 or more creditors objecting to your bankruptcy then you need to retain an experienced Bankruptcy attorney. With modern technology there are no geographical limits to prevent you from obtaining the best attorney possible.

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