If my chapter 13 was dismissed, can I file chapter 7? 15 Answers as of January 26, 2015

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Law Office of Susan G. Taylor
Law Office of Susan G. Taylor | Susan G. Taylor
If you qualify.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/26/2015
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
If you're otherwise eligible for Chapter 7 relief, yes. There are a lot of requirements for Chapter 7. You need to have a comprehensive consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your State for more details.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/22/2015
Law Offices of John W. Lee, PC | Shanna Courtney Harris
You will need to consult with an attorney to make this decision. Factors of your income, expenses, property, previous filings, etc. are all relevant to whether you can and/or should file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A dismissal of a Chapter 13 case does not in and of itself prevent you from being able to file a Chapter 7 case, so long as the dismissal was without prejudice.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 1/22/2015
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Yes, if you qualify for a chapter 7.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 1/22/2015
D.J. Rausa, Attorney at Law | D.J. Rausa
Yes, provided you did not file a chapter 7 before you filed your 13.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/22/2015
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    Yes, you can file a chapter 7 still.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 1/21/2015
    EDWARD P RUSSELL | EDWARD P RUSSELL
    Yes, you can file. If you do file within one year of the prior dismissal the automatic stay would be good for only 30 days but that is probably academic as you will get the Ch 7 discharge within 3 months of filing.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 1/21/2015
    Law Office of Marlin Branstetter
    Law Office of Marlin Branstetter | Marlin Branstetter
    You should be able to file a chapter 7 if your chapter 13 case was dismissed.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/21/2015
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    Yes, assuming you qualify for Chapter 7, you can file if your chapter 13 is dismissed.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 1/21/2015
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    Yes, but you will need a motion to keep the automatic stay in place.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/21/2015
    John W. Lee, P.C.
    John W. Lee, P.C. | John W. Lee
    In many cases you can file a chapter 7 after the chapter 13 is dismissed. It will depend on several factors, including if you have previously filed a chapter 7 and why the chapter 13 was dismissed. You should hire an experienced local bankruptcy attorney to assist you.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 1/21/2015
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