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Bankruptcy Timeline: Can I File Chapter 13 After Filing A Chapter 7?

November 25, 2009

Many people who were in financial crunch a few years ago are facing the same dilemma once again. As a result, many bankruptcy attorneys are being asked:

Can I File Chapter 13 After Filing A Chapter 7? Yes, you can file for Chapter 13 any time after your Chapter 7 bankruptcy is discharged.

Can I file Chapter 7 if I filed Chapter 7 a few years back? Only if it was over 8 years ago. But as an individual (versus a corporation) you have the option to file a Chapter 13 any time after your Chapter 7 bankruptcy is discharged.

How do I know when my Chapter 7 bankruptcy was discharged? You should have or will receive a notice from the bankruptcy court where you filed your Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Most people who file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy are trying to save their homes from foreclosure, so it may be a better option than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy where you may have to sell your home and use any equity you may have to pay your creditors. For more specific information on your options based on your personal information, it is best to get advice from an experienced bankruptcy attorney.

Contact bankruptcy law firm, Fears | Nachawati, toll free at 1.866.705.7584 or by e-mail at for a free consultation on bankruptcy and your eligibility options.


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