Atlanta, GA asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia

Q: Ex-husband listed me as a creditor, but lied and said he didn't know where I lived on his chapter 7?

He filed in 2019, but I just found out this year after pull some paperwork for cour. He put down he didn't know where I lived at. He did know because we have children and he lived with me the year prior to him filing. The chapter was discharged.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: It's important to address this situation by understanding the potential implications of your ex-husband's actions. Since he declared bankruptcy and listed you as a creditor, stating he didn't know your address could affect various legal aspects, especially if there were debts owed to you or other shared financial obligations tied to your previous relationship.

First, consider obtaining a copy of the bankruptcy filing from the court. This document will provide details on what was reported, including how creditors were notified. Reviewing this could clarify whether his statement has had any direct consequences on your financial standing or on the process itself.

If you find discrepancies or believe that his actions have misrepresented your situation or led to financial harm, it might be wise to consult with a legal professional. They can offer guidance on whether you can take any corrective actions regarding the bankruptcy case, especially if it involves matters like child support or other mutual financial responsibilities. Keep in mind that even though the bankruptcy has been discharged, there may still be ways to address any issues arising from incorrect information provided in the filing.

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