Reopening a Closed Case

The court will usually permit the debtor to reopen a case so that the debtor can seek relief that could have been sought (but perhaps was overlooked) during the bankruptcy.

For example, during the bankruptcy case the debtor might not have been aware of a judgment lien and only learned about the lien years later. In that case the debtor might seek to reopen the closed case in order to then file a motion seeking to avoid the lien.

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