No. 19-9011.

996 F.3d 10 (2021)

IN RE Paul FRANCIS, Debtor. Paul Francis, Appellant, v. John O. Desmond, United States Trustee, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

April 27, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carmenelisa Perez-Kudzma , Weston, MA, and Perez-Kudzma Law Office, P.C. on brief for appellant.

Anthony R. Leone , Thomas S. Vangel , Boston, MA, and Murtha Cullina LLP on brief for appellee.

Before Thompson, Selya, and Kayatta, Circuit Judges.

Discharges in bankruptcy are meant to give deserving debtors a fresh start. In that spirit, the statutes and rules that govern the granting of such discharges are tailored to make discharges readily available. But the road to a bankruptcy discharge is a two-way street, and a debtor must comply (or at least make good-faith efforts...

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