From the Editor – Dismissal

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Omission of material information supported dismissal. Cause for dismissal of the case was found in the debtor’s omission of material information in the schedules and statement of financial affairs. Although the debtor corrected omissions through various amendments, that was done only after being caught because of ex-wife’s motion. The omissions, coupled with manipulation of income and expenses, were evidence of bad faith. In re Bouchard, 560 B.R. 385 (Bankr. D. R.I. 2016). See also Paulson v. U.S. Trustee (In re . . .

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