How Long Does Bankruptcy Take?

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Are you overwhelmed with your debt and considering bankruptcy? One of the most common questions I receive as an experienced bankruptcy lawyer is “How long does bankruptcy take?”  Watch this video by Buffalo Bankruptcy Attorney Michael F. Barrett for guidance. If you have questions about your particular situation and what options are available for debt relief, contact us to schedule a consultation. Let our bankruptcy experience work for you.

  • The answer to how long it takes to complete a bankruptcy, depends on their specific situation.
  • From the filing date, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy takes about four months, with some additional time required for preparation.
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcies involve a payment plan, so they can last from three to five years.
  • In either case, the court will issue a final discharge and the case will be finalized.

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