How long does the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process take in general?

Asked about 2 years ago - San Jose, CA

I need to file for Chapter 7, and would like to know how long the process generally takes? I'd really just like to get this over with.

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  1. Eric D Ridley

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    Answered . Generally 30 days or so to your 341 hearing, and depending on your District, 60-90 days after the hearing for the Court to discharge you.

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  2. Michael Frank Chekian

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    Answered . Generally, from filing to discharge (successful completion), a Chapter 7 bankruptcy takes 4-5 months. In rare cases where there are pending motions, adversary proceedings (lawsuits), or the bankruptcy trustee finds assets to sell, the process can take several months (or even years) to complete.


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  3. Derek R. Caldwell

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    Answered . Assuming no assets are taken by the Trustee to pay to your creditors (by far more common), about 3-4 months from date of filing of the case to date of discharge.

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  4. Walter C Oney Jr

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    Answered . However long it takes you to assemble the information your attorney needs, plus the time it takes to prepare your petition, plus about three months from filing to discharge.

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