How do I file a motion to amend a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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How do I file a motion to amend a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

I recently filed Chapter 7 pro se. The trustee found an asset that I wasn’t aware of. The asset being half a house my mother put in my name 4 years ago. I thought I was a beneficiary of part of the house in her Will but didn’t know she had put it in my name. I have already been to meeting of creditors. Is it too late? Can I file a motion to amend?

Asked on May 9, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Georgia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the bankruptcy trustee found an asset that you did not know that you had, I suggest that you then file an amended schedule of assets with respect to your Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in compliance with court rules.

The bankruptcy court has forms for such filings. I suggest that you use the form that you used in the initial schedule of assets and simply augment it, designate it as an amended schedule of assets and file it with the bankruptcy court after you have served it upon all of your creditors. The filing would not be too late so long as your bankruptcy has not been dismissed.


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