I Received A Discharge But My Bankruptcy Case Is Still Open, How Is That Possible?

I know I got a discharge, and I tried to apply for some financing, and they said I was good to go, but my bankruptcy is still open. How could that be? I got a discharge!

Maybe a creditor has filed some sort of motion, they want to do something. Maybe the trustee has found assets that the trustee wants to administer and that could take weeks, months, or even years before your case is closed after you got a discharge.

So, sometimes if you want to try to get on with your life after you get your discharge, but the case is still open, you should bring your bankruptcy attorney into the picture, try to get their help, so that you can coordinate with lenders or landlords or anybody else who needs to fully understand what’s going on in your situation, so that you can move forward in your life after getting a discharge, even though the bankruptcy case has not been closed.

Thoughts from a Maryland Bankruptcy Lawyer