What to do if I realized that the address for one of my creditors has changed since my case was filed?

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Written by Andrea Wimmer, Esq..  
Updated June 22, 2020

Summary

If you notice that your creditor’s address has changed on a document/letter they sent to you regarding your bankruptcy, it’s likely that they’ve already provided their new/updated address to the court.

If you notice that your creditor’s address has changed on a document/letter they sent to you regarding your bankruptcy, it’s likely that they’ve already provided their new/updated address to the court. You can double check to make sure the court has the correct address for the creditor by calling the court directly and asking the clerk’s office to confirm this information for you. 

If the court still has the creditor’s old address on file, follow these steps to ensure they receive all important correspondence from the court. 

About the author

Andrea Wimmer, Esq.

Andrea practiced exclusively as debtors’ counsel in consumer chapter 7 and 13 cases for more than 10 years before joining Upsolve, first as a contributing writer and editor and ultimately joining the team full time in August 2019. While in private practice, Andrea handled all ban... read more

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