Can I re-open my chapter 7 bankruptcy to strip or remove a judicial lien from my home after the case has already been closed?

Yes.

You can file a motion to reopen the chapter 7 case and a motion to avoid judicial lien.  Just remember that this is not a normal service as part of your original bankruptcy, and you’ll have to hire an attorney to file these two motions.  In addition to the attorney’s fees, you’ll have to pay a fee of $260 to the bankruptcy court to reopen the case.

If you would like a longer discussion of the process of stripping the judicial lien, go to this blog entry:  http://robertspaynelaw.com/myutahbankruptcyblog/2014/03/27/what-happens-to-a-judgment-lien-on-my-house-when-i-file-chapter-7-bankruptcy-can-i-strip-remove-avoid-the-judgment-lien/

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