If someone who owes me money filed bankruptcy but did not claim me as a creditor in court, can I stillcollect on the debt?

Asked on May 28, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Tennessee

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you were not listed as a creditor on the schedule filed then yes, you can still sue them and collect on the debt.  But I would watch as to the time frame here and their right to amend the schedule to add you.  Good luck.


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