Tacoma, WA asked in Bankruptcy for Washington

Q: How long does the bankruptcy process usually take for chapter 7?

Related Topics:
2 Lawyer Answers
Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Seattle, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Typically 90 -110 days from date of filing to discharge.

David Earl Phillips agrees with this answer

Rachel Edmiston
Rachel Edmiston
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Lynnwood, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Once your paperwork is filed, it usually takes about three months for the case to be over, four if you pay your filing fee in installments. However, if someone sues you in the bankruptcy case or your trustee decides to sell some of your assets, it could take longer. Of course, your case can't be filed until you get your paperwork together and for some debtors, that takes longer than the case will be open. The longer you take to get your documents together, the longer it will take to get your discharge.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.