How long does it take to file chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Answer Federal bankruptcy courts assign a trustee to every Chapter 7 petition. The trustee schedules a creditors' meeting within 20 to 40 days and reports back to the court within 10 days. The bankruptcy ... Read More »

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How long does a chapter 7 bankruptcy stay on file?

A person who files a chapter 7 bankruptcy can expect the bankruptcy filing to remain on her credit report for 10 years. During that time, the bankruptcy filing will have a negative effect on the pe... Read More »

How long is the process to file chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Filing and completing a chapter 13 bankruptcy can take anywhere from 36 to 60 months. Filling out forms, paying the fee and filing the actual bankruptcy takes a minimal amount of time (the only wai... Read More »

How soon after filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy can you file a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

The U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows debtors to file for bankruptcy multiple times, but has changed the number of years you must wait between filings. Previously, a debtor could file under either Chapt... Read More »

Can you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy after filing a Chapter 13 six months ago that was dismissed?

You can file bankruptcy at any time, even if you filed six months ago, according to Bankruptcy Law Network. If the courts discharge your debt, however, you must wait four years between a Chapter 7 ... Read More »