The Bankruptcy Court has notified you that a dismissal has been sought in your bankruptcy case. A dismissal would leave you liable for your debts and without the protections you sought when you filed your bankruptcy petition. However, the notification that a dismissal has been sought does not mean that a dismissal will necessarily occur.
You are Entitled to Notice and to a Hearing Prior to Dismissal of Your Case
A Minnesota Chapter 7 dismissal should never be a surprise. Instead you should be provided with a Notice informing you that either the court or a creditor has requested a dismissal and the reasons why the dismissal has been sought.
Then, if you protect the potential dismissal of your case, you should be entitled to a hearing at which you have the right to be represented by a Minneapolis St. Paul bankruptcy lawyer and to present evidence against the dismissal. What that evidence may be depends on the allegations against you. After the hearing, the Court will decide whether or not your Chapter 7 case should be dismissed or whether it should proceed toward discharge.
Contact a Minneapolis St. Paul Personal Bankruptcy Lawyer for Help
You have a lot at stake if you face a potential bankruptcy dismissal. Do not head into a hearing alone. Instead, call experienced Minneapolis bankruptcy attorney Barry Rosenzweig for a free consultation about your rights. Attorney Rosenzweig may be reached via this website or at MN (952) 920-1001 or AZ (480) 207-2203.
We also encourage you to read our FREE book, What You Need to Know About Filing Bankruptcy in Minnesota, to learn more about how to file a successful bankruptcy case and avoid dismissal.