What should I do if I discover that I forgot to list a creditor in the bankruptcy schedules?

As soon as you realize that you have omitted a creditor, you should notify your attorney and provide him or her with all the information necessary to complete the schedule (the amount of the debt, the type and value of any collateral, and the name and address of the creditor).

In some cases, failure to list a creditor will result in harm to the creditor, such as if the creditor missed an opportunity to participate in the bankruptcy and/or receive payments. If this happens, your attorney can advise you about what additional action, if any, is necessary.

If an omitted creditor demands payment of the debt, you should inform the creditor of the bankruptcy, as discussed below.

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