How long is the process to file chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Answer 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 »

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How long does the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process take in Texas?

Chapter 7 bankruptcies in Texas typically take 90 to 100 days from the time of filing. After filing the bankruptcy petition, a meeting of creditors is scheduled by the court. The meeting usually ta... Read More »

How long does it take to file chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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 »

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 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 »