OK....Found this nugget. Hope it applies.
"The bankruptcy codes states that if a case is dismissed by the court for “willful failure of the debtor to abide by orders of the court, or to appear before the court in proper prosecution of the case or “the debtor requested and obtained a voluntary dismissal” then you’ll have to wait 180 days before you can refile for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy again."
Tell the old lawyer. Your fired. Next!!!!!!!!!
Your welcome. Hope you find a better lawyer the second time around. Least the door wasnt slammed in your face to a do-over. I know it isnt cheap depending on where you live. When I filed I researched the states website and went with a Board Certified BK Lawyer. It was a breeze. Good Luck man!
Was your case dismissed under 11 USC 707 or were you denied a discharge under 11 USC 727? There is a big difference as it relates to moving forward.
I'm not sure. What is the difference?
A lot. Were you denied a discharge or was the case dismissed because filing a chapter 7 (as opposed to a Chapter 13) was deemed an abuse. Look at the Order or Judgment issued by the court that ended your case. Exactly what does it say?
A dismissal is the court ending your case. Usually a case is dismissed when the you fail to do something you must do, such as providing paperwork.
A denial of a discharge is very different and does not dismiss the case; it is a specific order that denies a discharge of any and all debts in the entire case.
A denial of discharge is very bad. Obviously. If you are denied a discharge in your first bankruptcy, all those debts can never be part of a discharge in a future CH7 case.
However, it is possible to discharge those debts in a CH13 case.