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How Long Does a Chapter 7 Take?

Updated: Mar 18

Often, we are asked, how long will it take? The answer is that it depends on your particular case. However, if it is a typical consumer bankruptcy case, then the case should take approximately 90 days and closed by day 100.


Here is the general time frame from the date you file bankruptcy:


· Day 1 - File Bankruptcy

· Day 30 - Meeting of Creditors

· Day 90 - Discharge is Entered

· Day 100 - Court Closes the Case


In between Day 1 and Day 30, you will need to provide documents to your bankruptcy trustee. From Day 1 to Day 90, you will need to take your second credit counseling class. Presuming no issues or complications, you should be able to receive your discharge 60 days after the meeting of creditors and then the Clerk of the Court will typically close your case within 10 days thereafter.


In order to make it through this quick time frame, you must be organized and prepared. At the Law Office of Brian D. Shapiro, LLC we take the stress out of bankruptcy filing and fully prepare you for your case. Our goal is to get your case completed within the 100-day period. We do this by examining your financial needs, organizing your case, and preparing you to file bankruptcy.


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