Milwaukee Bankruptcy Center

Milwaukee Bankruptcy Center
9205 West Center Street Suite 212
Milwaukee Wisconsin, 53222
414.445.2590
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How Long Must I Wait Between Bankruptcy Filing?

 

Chapter 7

 

  • If you previously filed a Chapter 7, you must wait 8 years to file another Chapter 7.
  • If you previously filed a Chapter 13, you must wait 6 years to file a Chapter 7.

 

Chapter 13

 

  • If you previously filed a Chapter 7, you must wait 4 years to file a Chapter 13.
  • If you previously filed a Chapter 13, you must wait 2 years to file another Chapter 13.

 

Time is measured filing date to filing date.

 

 

What If My Prior Case was Dismissed?

 

If your prior bankruptcy was dismissed without a discharge, generally you can file a new case right away.  There are exceptions, however.  For example, if you willfully failed to comply with a court order or appear before the court, you will have to wait 180 days to file again.  If you voluntarily dismissed your case after a Motion for Relief from Stay, you will also have to wait 180 days.

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