How long will a Chapter 13 bankruptcy take with a lawyer? 10 Answers as of January 18, 2013

How long will a Chapter 13 bankruptcy take with a lawyer?

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William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
Between 36 and 60 months.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 12/10/2010
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
They run from 30 to 60 months.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/10/2010
Mankus & Marchan, LTD
Mankus & Marchan, LTD | Tony Mankus
A Chapter 13 plan, if it is feasible, usually provides for payments from 3 to 5 years. You need to retain a bankruptcy attorney to advise you and help you through the process.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 12/10/2010
DiManna Law Office, LLC.
DiManna Law Office, LLC. | Dawn DiManna
Whether you work with an attorney or not, a Chapter 13 once filed takes 3 to 5 years.
Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
Replied: 12/10/2010
The Law Office of Brian Nomi
The Law Office of Brian Nomi | Brian H. Nomi
The Chapter 13 takes about 2-3 months from filing to confirmation, ideally. It could take longer . Then you get on the payment plan over 36 to 60 months. So the whole case takes 3-5 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/9/2010
    The Shakoori Law Group
    The Shakoori Law Group | Rachelle Shakoori
    I am not sure if your question is how long to file after seeing an attorney or after filing how long the plan lasts. Typically, if you provide all the information to your attorney, he or she depending on complexity of case can take different amount of time. Once you file the plan typically is for 3 or 5 years. Max is 5 years. Many factors are considered to determine the duration of the plan. A competent attorney can help you file a suitable plan.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/9/2010
    The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
    The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
    Not sure what you mean. Do you mean how long does it take to get the case filed, or how long before you get a discharge? The former question I cannot answer because that depends on the attorney you select, and the urgency of your situation. The case could be filed on an emergency basis within a day theoretically, but it usually takes several weeks to properly put together a case.

    If you are referring to the latter question, the plan term is usually 36-60 months in a Chapter 13 with the discharge coming after completion of all payments.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/9/2010
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
    I am not sure exactly what you are asking. Are you asking how long it takes to prepare and file the petition or are you asking when you will be discharged after the bankruptcy plan is complete. If you are asking the second question, that depends upon the length of the repayment plan, as well as other factors.

    If you are asking how long it will take to file the petition, my firm can probably file the documents for you the same day we receive all required information. Please feel free to contact us regarding advancing your bankruptcy matter.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/9/2010
    Ursula G. Barrios Law
    Ursula G. Barrios Law | Guillermo Machado
    Depends on the lawyer. Our office can have your case filed within a few days (after all fees are paid). Chapter 13s in the court are anywhere from 3-5 years. They are done tostrip mortgages off primary residences and cure arrears.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/9/2010
    Henry, DeGraaff & McCormick, P.S. | Jacob DeGraaff
    Chapter 13 bankruptcies can be filed in a matter of days (occasionally 1 day). However, a chapter 13 payment plan is 3 or 5 years, so it is a major undertaking. If you need to file bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure or stop some other event, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. It is very important that the attorney is made aware of important deadlines from the start.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 1/18/2013
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