I agree that you need an attiorney now. Bankruptcy is complicated and comes with lots of rules. If you break one then they can dismiss the case. Hire an attorney right away to advise you on the next best course of action if the case has indeed been dismissed.
You don't indicate the reason why your bankruptcy case was dismissed.
A dismissal has serious consequences.
If you did not comply with bankruptcy requirements, a trustee or creditor can file a motion to dismiss.
If your bankruptcy case was dismissed at the request of a trustee or creditor, or by the court on its own motion, you as the debtor may be prohibited from filing another bankruptcy case for 180 days (Bankruptcy Code section 109(g)), or be required to file a motion to obtain permission to file another bankruptcy case (Bankruptcy Code section 349).
You definitely need to consult with an attorney.
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It is unusual for a Chapter 7 to be dismissed so the fact that you haven't stated a reason for the dismissal is disturbing. In the wrong circumstances, a dismissal can preclude someone from being eligible to ever discharge the debts in a subsequent Chapter 7.
You do need to have an experienced attorney take a look at your file. The sooner the better.
Not enough information has been provided to properly advise you. As mentioned over and over again by the other attorneys, you would be wise to contact a banruptcy lawyer as soon as possible.
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