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What Happens If I Change My Address During Bankruptcy?

Posted By admin || 6-Mar-2013

Changing Your Address During Bankruptcy

Changing Your Address During Bankruptcy

While being in an active bankruptcy case, you may receive correspondence information pertaining to proceedings in the mail. Therefore, any changes that occur should be reported to your bankruptcy trustee or attorney to maintain communication. Debtors should be sure to report any changes in contact information as they happen to ensure they receive important documentation related to the status of their case in a timely manner without interruption.

For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

While the timing may vary on how long a bankruptcy case may last, on average, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can last roughly 4 to 6 months. When your case is closed you may receive final decree documentation for your records. As long as your mailing address is on file, you should receive this information with no problem.

For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy , the average completion is 3 to 5 years. If you move to a new address you will need to contact your trustee so the court can be aware of the change. In Chapter 13 it is important to keep contact information current since time sensitive information may be sent to you anytime while the case is active.

In most cases, if you move out of state, the bankruptcy proceedings won't be affected. Meaning, your case doesn't need to be transferred to the court in the state you are moving to. Some debtors get caught up in the move and may forget to tell their trustee their new contact information (address, phone numbers, etc.).

If you have any more questions or concerns regarding bankruptcy, do not hesitate to contact the bankruptcy attorneys at Allmand Law to set up a free consultation. We are more than happy to help you and answer any of your questions. 


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