I know...don't ask. Anyway, may need to file again. Please explain the 8 year requirement for filing a 7 again.
It is eight years from the time of filing the prior case to the time of filing the present case. Not from the time of discharge. Hope that helps.
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8 years from the previous filing. Although a chapter 13 is possible after 4 years - and may provide options unavailable in a chapter 7 (i.e. lien stripping).