If you fail to make the payments to the chapter 13 trustee as required by your bankruptcy plan, the bankruptcy trustee may ask the court to dismiss your case. It is very important to contact our office if you ever expect to miss a payment for any reason so we can discuss all of your options. If your case is dismissed you might not be eligible for any other kind of bankruptcy relief fro six months and refiling may not provide the same benefits. It is very important to speak with our office if you know of any reason why the trustee would not receive a payment as scheduled. Remember, the trustee’s office does not have the authority to allow you to miss a payment or to pay less than your chapter 13 plan requires. Only the court can make that decision.