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Converting a 13 to a Chapter 7 is not uncommon and is usually allowed. The first step in the procedure should be contacting the Chapter 13 BK trustee. The trustee will be able to inform the involved parties if they qualify for the conversion.

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If you are talking about a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, It takes 7 to 9 years after you can file bankruptcy again.


The time limit for a discharged chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy to remain on a credit report has always been 10 years. A dismissed chapter 7 wil remain 10 years, a dismissed chapter 13 will remain 7 years.


Chapter 7 every 7 years, Chapter 13, as needed.


Assuming that you are referring to Chapter 7 bankruptcy, 8 years. Usually 8 year to 10 years when filing like Chapter 7 bankrutpcy.



No. You would have to wait seven years to file again for Chapter 7 and four to file again for Chapter 13. The article below goes into more detail on filing for bankruptcy a second time.


If you included it in your bankruptcy, you're protected by the discharge. If you didn't and you're already discharged from Chapter 7, you may not be protected. I suggest you discuss this with your bankruptcy lawyer.


TAXES in CHAPTER 7sorry to tell you , but in Texas property taxes can not be discharged in any bankruptcy.As laws change every year it would be best to check with the city you live in


Technically yes and no. You could 'convert' your case to a chapter 7, but that would mean you have to meet the conditions for a chapter 7 case. Which involves wages being a certain amount; and the like. No. You can only have one bankruptcy open at a time. If your financial situation worsens, or you have a short-term drop in tour income, you can suspend or withdraw your chapter 13, or convert to a chapter 7. If the secured debt arrears have been paid, usually in the first year of a plan, you may be able to terminate the chapter 13 and get a discharge. This is a very complicated area of bankruptcy, so consult an experienced local bankruptcy lawyer.


Parking tickets cannot be discharged under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. They can, however, be discharged under Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as "liquidation" bankruptcy. This generally means that all of a debtor's non-exempt property may be sold by a bankruptcy trustee, though the laws for property exemption are different in each state. For example, in New York, most debtors are able to keep all of their property. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a 'reorganization of debts', and allows the individual to keep their property and income while paying off all or part of their debt over a three to five year period. In the case of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing, the parking tickets can be considered "unsecured" debts (similar to credit cards and medical bills), and can thus be treated as such for repayment.


While in a Chapter 13 debt repayment bankruptcy, you must consult the bankruptcy trustee before engaging in a major financial transaction, such as the purchase of a vehicle.


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 Chapter 7 or 13 after a six-year waiting period. In 2005, this changed to coincide with the new rules for bankruptcy filings under Chapter 13.Chapter 13 After Chapter 7Section 1328(f) of the U.S. Bankruptcy code restricts debtors who previously filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 from filing under Chapter 13 for four years from the date of the Order for Relief.Chapter 13 After Chapter 13Under the same section, debtors who previously filed under Chapter 13 can again file under Chapter 13 after a mere two years from the date of the Order for Relief, although you may be required to finish payments under your reorganization plan before the judge will accept your filing.After a Dismissed Bankruptcy FilingIf you filed for bankruptcy, but the judge rejected or dismissed your filing, or you voluntarily or involuntarily withdrew from the proceedings, you may file under either chapter 180 days after the dismissal/withdrawal date.Rules for Filing Bankruptcy Multiple TimesWhile the U.S. Bankruptcy Code does not restrict the number of times a debtor may file bankruptcy, bankruptcy judges can--and do. Many judges routinely reject additional bankruptcy filings when they feel a debtor is abusing the protection or failing to honor his financial obligations to his creditors.ConversionsIf you wish to file bankruptcy under Chapter 13 because the provisions seem more appealing, you should consider converting your open Chapter 7 bankruptcy to a Chapter 13, instead.


The best time to purchase a new home after filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy depends on how long your bankruptcy will be. If you have your payments on a five year plan, then you may have to wait a little longer.


Both are for consumers, as opposed to businesses, but Chapter 7 absolves all debts, whereas debtors in Chapter 13 restructure their debts on 3-5 year plans.


Under the Bankrputcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 1995, an eight year period must go by before a person is allowed to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy again.


It's a chapter of bankruptcy. It allows the person that is filing to keep their property. The person that has filed will pay back their debts over a three to five year period.


If received for last year yes. the one for next year, received after filing, no.


Yes, but new bankruptcy reform will become effective on Oct 17, 2005. Some previous filings may or may not be deemed retroactive as to when they can be filed, as the new law will change the time frame to eight years. It will also become very difficult to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy if the debtor has any disposable income. IRS guidelines will be used to determine the type of bankruptcy that will be allowed.


Bankruptcy is meant to give an honest debtor a fresh start in life. Just because your chapter 7 petition has been dismissed it does not mean that you can never file for bankruptcy protection. If your chapter 7 petition was dismissed less than a year ago, then the automatic stay that comes into operation on the filing of a bankruptcy petition will be operational only for 30 days after which it will be terminated unless you can show that your prior filing which was dismissed was filed in good faith. For an official opinion, it is advised you seek legal counsel.


There are many benefits associated with filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The types of benefits that will result will depend on the facts of the case. Below is a few of the benefits available with filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.Pay Mortgage Arrears- You can set up a 3 to 5 year plan to pay mortgage arrears that are past due on your home. If you are in the process of being foreclosed and you are behind on your mortgage, you can set up a repayment plan for your mortgage arrears.Strip Second Mortgage- If your home value is below what you owe on your first mortgage and you have a second mortgage, you may be able to remove your second mortgage in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.Pay Back Taxes- If you owe taxes to the federal and state government, you can set up a repayment plan through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.These are just a few of the benefits that a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can provide.


Under the bankruptcy laws effective on October 17, 2005, Chapter 7 cannot be filed unless the debtor was discharged from the previous Chapter 7 or bankruptcy more than eight years ago. The debtor cannot file a Chapter 13 unless: (1) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 7, 11 or 12 more than four years ago; or (2) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 13 more than two years ago.


You can switch jobs at any time during bankruptcy. The tax returns for the previous year are usually used when figuring income in bankruptcy. It is doubtful the new income would be a factor.


Yes. For 3 years. They do not take it all. You will get to keep your EIC and certain other credits that may be given that year. This is per my bankruptcy lawyer.


It went out of business in 1991 after filing for bankruptcy. After the Lockerbie disaster of 1988, Pan Am went into a steep decline, eventually leading to filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.


You can indeed file a chapter seven. However, new bankruptcy reforms will go into effect in October, and it will be much more difficult to file a chapter seven, total liquidation BK.



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