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How long does it take to get a bankruptcy discharge in GA?

Atlanta, GA |

Filed in Dec. - had creditors meeting early Jan.

Haven't heard anything and would like to know. Thank you.

Attorney Answers 6


  1. Your attorney can tell you more, but the date has to be at least 60 days after your hearing. Usually it takes a few weeks past that.

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  2. You should receive your discharge during April. Once your hearing is concluded your creditors have 60 days in which to file an objection. The discharge usually is received 2 to 4 weeks later.


  3. To understand the BK process, check out my "legal guide" on this subject on my profile page of this website. Good luck.

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  4. Creditors have a 60 day window to object after the s341 meeting. You should receive your discharge shortly thereafter, prior to the closing of your case, unless of course you signed a stip extending time for the trustee to object to your discharge.


  5. Check with your attorney to see if any creditor has filed an objection to discharge.

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  6. If no objection is filed, the average time from filing is four (4) months.