Chapter 7 bankruptcy was discharged Aug 2017 but held open for company stocks. Stocks have since been cashed and paid to the trustee/estate and the Trustee filed his Final Report and Application for Compensation on 11/12/19, I'm just wondering how much longer the case could be expected to remain open.
Generally, the Bankruptcy Court will close the case within 10 days after the last necessary action. Once the Bankruptcy Court approves the Final Report, there must be a final accounting and approval by the US Trustee, so possibly 3 months at the most. However, a party may petition to re-open for various reasons.
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That will depend on a significant number of factors beyond your control. With the holidays approaching, I do not expect you will receive a discharge prior to mid-January. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced FL bankruptcy attorney. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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A 2017 case the Court will want to get closed. However, with the Holidays, expect end of January before you look in to it again. It could be longer as others have said but I'd just put it out of my mind for 30 days at this point.
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