File chapter 7 bankruptcy again. Eligible 8 years after I last filed or after the discharge?

Asked about 3 years ago - Riverside, CA

I know...don't ask. Anyway, may need to file again. Please explain the 8 year requirement for filing a 7 again.

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  1. John Gerth Merna


    Contributor Level 15
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    Answered . 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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  2. Marco Antonio Torres


    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . 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).

  3. Stanley Phillips Berman

    Contributor Level 6

    Answered . You can file again eight full years from the date of the previous filing.

  4. Nicholas I Fuerst

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . You can file a chapter 7 every 8 years.

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