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Answered 2006-08-17 17:31:32

The length of time a discharged 7 or 13 bankruptcy can remain on a credit report has always been 10 years. A dismissed chapter 13 remains for 7 years a dismissed chapter 7 remains for 10 years. Therefore, no type of clause applies because the requirement has never changed. Bankruptcy laws and credit reporting laws are two entirely different issues.

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The bankruptcy petitioner can file another chapter 7 8 years after the date of filing of a previous chapter 7.

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Can a veteran's disability be garnished for chapter 13 bankruptcy in Georgia?

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Would assets in an inherited ira be protected from creditors in a chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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How much are the payments on a chapter 13?

The petitioner submits the repayment schedule/plan to the court and the court decides whether or not it is acceptable. The best option for the petitioner is to retain a qualified bankruptcy attorney rather than self-filing, as the forms, required documentation and so forth can be complicated to say the least. If the petitioner qualifies for the bankruptcy he or she should be aware that they will be placed on a very strict budget, which is one reason so many people fail to complete a chapter 13 BK ("Adjustments of Debts of an Individual With Regular Income").

Can an individual dismissed from Chapter 13 bankruptcy refile for bankruptcy?

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If you filed a Chapter 13 in California and now live in Texas can you dismiss that case and file a Chapter 7?

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