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Stocks, bonds, partnership interests, certificates of deposit, “Christmas club” accounts, rental property—all must be revealed in the schedules. Debtors are reluctant to admit to investments. A full confession is essential.
Failure to reveal even a very modest rainy-day fund or savings bond stashed away is devastating evidence at a hearing on good faith1 at confirmation. If debtors are encouraged to tell all, counsel can often adjust the exemptions and plan to protect some value.
1 See § 179.2 [ Accuracy of Petition, Schedules, Statement and Testimony ] § 104.3 Accuracy of Petition, Schedules, Statement and Testimony.