Often, pro se bankruptcy debtors, those who represent themselves when filing bankruptcy, make mistakes on their bankruptcy petition, schedules, statement of financial affairs, or other documents that need to be filed with the bankruptcy court. Theron Morrison, along with the attorneys and staff at the Morrison Law Group, can help any pro se bankruptcy debtor correct potentially costly errors on their bankruptcy documents.
Any document filed by a bankruptcy debtor with the United States Bankruptcy Court is filed under penalty of perjury. Debtors who commit perjury on their bankruptcy schedules risk being charged with a federal crime. However, bankruptcy debtors also make unintended mistakes, which is hugely different than lying and providing false information on court documents.
While any bankruptcy debtor may correct mistakes by amendment, retaining an experienced bankruptcy attorney like Theron Morrison when financial problems begin, and the need to file bankruptcy arises can prevent any problems with filing complete and accurate bankruptcy paperwork.
Bankruptcy Rules of Procedure 1009 allows debtors the right to amend “a voluntary petition, list, schedule, or statement . . . as a matter of course at any time before the case is closed.” Other parties in interest, even creditors, may amend bankruptcy documents. A bankruptcy court may order any voluntary petition, list, schedule, or statement to be amended on the motion or request of a party in interest after notice and a hearing.
Bankruptcy debtors sign a declaration stating under penalty of perjury that all contents of their filed bankruptcy schedules and statements are true and correct. The same standard applies to any amendments to the bankruptcy petition, schedules, or statement of financial affairs. Some amendments, such as additions and deletions to a creditor’s master mailing list, require payment of a fee.
Theron Morrison and his team of attorneys will help you file your bankruptcy schedules and statements correctly the first time. Call today to schedule a FREE consultation. Call the Morrison Law Group at 801.456.9933 today. We are Utah’s only statewide bankruptcy law firm and have locations in Ogden, Logan, Sandy, and St. George to serve the residents of the counties of Weber, Cache, Salt Lake, Utah, Morgan, Davis, Washington, and surrounding areas.