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Can My Arizona Bankruptcy Petition Be Denied?

An Arizona bankruptcy case normally begins when the debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court. Whether the petition is filed by an individual, by spouses together, by a corporation, or by another entity, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases under the rules outlined in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Whether you file on your own, or with the help of our experienced Tucson bankruptcy attorney, Eric Ollason, filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, or another form of bankruptcy in Arizona will require a full review by the bankruptcy trustee. He or she will then decide whether to discharge your debts or deny your petition based on your application and the supporting documentation that backs up your need for a fresh financial start.

Why Would an Arizona Bankruptcy Trustee Deny My Petition?

When someone files for bankruptcy, it is the court’s responsibility to review their petition and confirm that they qualify to have the debts outlined in their case discharged. In some cases, these requests can be denied.

The most common reason an Arizona bankruptcy trustee denies a petition is dishonesty.

That may include:

  • False statements were made about assets, earnings, or debt.
  • Failed to complete a required credit counseling or financial management course.
  • Property was not reported in the bankruptcy file.
  • Failed to explain the loss of property or money.
  • Failed to disclose a prior bankruptcy case.
  • Received a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge within the past eight years or a Chapter 13 discharge within the past six years.
  • Violation of a court order.

If you are having difficulty with your bankruptcy process, you need an experienced attorney on your side. We can help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue the proper type of bankruptcy that reflects your financial recovery needs. We will ensure all the necessary paperwork is accurately completed, and that you are ready to answer any potential questions the trustee may have about your case, so you can pursue the best results possible for your unique bankruptcy needs.

Contact Our Skilled Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Assessment

If you have questions about how filing for bankruptcy in Arizona can give you a fresh financial start, contact our experienced bankruptcy attorney in Pima County, Eric Ollason, to learn more about your legal rights and options by calling (520) 791-2707 to schedule a free consultation today.


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