nowadays there are different rules if you ’ re going from a 13 bankruptcy–was your beginning case–to a 7 bankruptcy, all right ? so where person files a chapter 13 and receives a dismissal, they have to wait six years from the date of filing that 13 before they can get a drop in a subsequent 7. now there is an exception to that convention : If you were to pay at least 70 % of your general unbarred debt in that foremost chapter 13 and the design was proposed in good faith–which means that you did your best in making your payments under that plan and proposing a fair plan to your creditors–then you can get a discharge less than six years from the date of the filing of the 7.
besides, if you were to pay 100 % of your creditors in that first 13, the former 13, you would besides qualify for a drop in a 7 before that six years. There ’ mho besides the case where person may complete a chapter 13 bankruptcy and want to file another chapter 13 for some cause. Well that rule is a biennial limit on receiving a exhaust in a subsequent 13.
There is some case law that is kind of bubbling up around districts in the area that are trying to, that were trying to change whether it was from the file go steady or the fire date of the case that was filed, but none of that has gotten any grip. So for now, the law is it starts with the file date of your lawsuit. So the most common one is probably where you ’ re waiting to file another chapter 7, and that starts from the file date of the original chapter 7. You have to wait eight years from that file date before you can receive a exhaust in a subsequent chapter 7.
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