Q: What to do when attorney was instructed to file paperwork and he did not, causing a dismissal of case ?
Its a bankruptcy case
Assuming you are asking for yourself and not for somebody else you should contact your attorney and find out exactly what happened. Without more information there is no way to really answer the question.
In general, cases can usually be reopened and the paperwork filed. There may be other issues but bottom like in you need to contact your attorney.
A: Refile document snd ask court to reopen case.
Certainly, you should speak to your attorney about filing a motion to reopen the case and obtain permission to file the appropriate documents. He or she should obviously comply with your request. Refiling is also a possibility, but there are factors that might prevent it.
If there is no compliance, seek other counsel to file the appropriate motions, as discussed above.
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