Can I easily switch to Chapter 7 if I already filed for chapter 13? 25 Answers as of June 13, 2012

Can I easily switch to Chapter 7 if I already filed for chapter 13?

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The Law Offices of Katie M. Stone
The Law Offices of Katie M. Stone | Katie M. Stone
Yes, you have the right to convert a chapter 13 into a chapter 7. You must meet the qualifications that a chapter 7 requires if you are going to do this. I hope you found this answer useful.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/13/2012
Law Office of Jeffrey Solomon
Law Office of Jeffrey Solomon | Jeffrey Solomon
If you have not switched before it would be easy to switch. You should consult an attorney as to whether advisable.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/11/2012
Cohen & Kendziorra, P.A.
Cohen & Kendziorra, P.A. | Robert S. Cohen
Depending on the particulars of your case, you have the option of converting to a Chapter 7.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/11/2012
R. Jason de Groot, P.A
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
It is not easy to switch, it requires certain circumstances, a motion, a hearing, and an order signed by the judge.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/11/2012
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
You are entitled one conversion to another chapter as a matter of right. A motion to convert must be filed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/7/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    Yes. You just need to file a request to convert your case to a Chapter 7. bove.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Rosenberg & Press
    Rosenberg & Press | Max L. Rosenberg
    Switching from chapter 7 to Chapter 13 is not necessarily easy but it is very doable. There is a form motion and the filing fee possibly
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Olson Law Firm | Edward M Olson
    If you qualify for a Chapter 7, you can usually convert with no problems. If you do not qualify for a Chapter 7, then you cannot convert.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Dan Wilson Bankruptcy
    Dan Wilson Bankruptcy | Dan Wilson
    Yes, if you qualify for Ch 7.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    You would have to file a motion to convert to a chapter 7, which if you qualify should not be difficult.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Alvin Lundgren | Alvin Lundgren
    Not necessarily. Switching from Ch 13 to Ch 7 requires that you meet certain requirements. You or your attorney should have reviewed those requirements when you initially filed.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Attorney At Law | Harry D. Roth
    Yes, you can switch and it is pretty easy. There are a few hoops, like doing the Means Test a second time, that must be jumped, but overall pretty easy. There is also a $25 fee to switch from 13 to 7. Be careful, because once you switch it is really hard to switch back again.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Perhaps, but only an attorney knowledgeable of all of the circumstances can give you firm advise.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    Sometimes, if you qualify. This is a complex decision that requires an experienced lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Weber & Phillips, P.A.
    Weber & Phillips, P.A. | John G. Phillips
    The simple answer is yes...depending on the law in the jurisdiction in which you live. In Arkansas it is almost an automatic right to convert because Chapter 13 is a voluntary chapter and you cannot be compelled to stay in it. However, you do have to qualify to convert to Chapter 7. Therefore, you should contact the attorney handling your case and ask them if they think you qualify and what would be required of you in order to convert. If everything is okay, it should be a relatively easy process.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Burton Green, Attorney | Burton Green
    Yes. You have the right to file a motion to convert your 13 into a 7. Even if your chapter 13 is being dismissed for something like not making plan payments, you will normally be given the option to dismiss or convert to 7.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Debt Relief Law Center | Roger J. Bus
    Depends if you were eligible to file Chapter 7 when you filed Chapter 13. If so, you can convert to Chapter 7.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    Sometimes. You have to be eligible for ch7 to switch to it. If you are eligible, then it is relatively easy to do.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    The Martin Law Group
    The Martin Law Group | Yolvondra Martin-Brown
    It depends if you qualify. A review of your income and assets are required prior to recommending a Chapter 7.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Law Offices of Michael J. Berger
    Law Offices of Michael J. Berger | Michael J. Berger
    Yes, if you qualify for a Chapter 7.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A. | Diane L. Drain
    Perhaps, but you might want to get advice first. Bankruptcy is a very complicated process. It is wise to talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney before deciding to take this important step. Most Arizona bankruptcy attorneys offer a free consultation about the basics of bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    Yes, there is a request that you file to convert your case. This also normally requires you to amend certain schedules, in particular schedule I and schedule J.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    Yes if you meet the qualifications.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2012
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