Q: How long does is take to file a Chapter 7 after all documents have been turned in?
I want to file Chapter 7. I have turned in all documents asked and both case had been filed as of 8 days
No two cases are alike, and no two clients, who generate necessary factual information, are alike either.
The preparation of the full Bankruptcy Schedules requires across the board info from the client, both currently and for as long as six years ago.
I've been doing bankruptcy cases for individuals and various business entities for four decades. In every case, my clients have had questions about the many inquiries in the Official forms, and have had to refer back to records to answer the same after the lawyer explains the question(s).
That timing is further complicated if, as indicated, you wanted two cases filed.
Additional time is needed, once the full Bankruptcy forms are completed with all info from the client, for the client to review for accuracy. And while not all attorneys require it, I insist that my clients sign the several attestations, under penalty of perjury, in my presence (our local Ch. 7 Trustees ask that question at the first meeting).
For all of the foregoing reasons, in my opinion, eight days, from start to finish, is fairly quick.
Timothy Denison agrees with this answer
Once you submit the requested paperwork to your attorney (presumably including your credit counseling certificate), he or she will prepare your bankruptcy petition. Your attorney will then review the petition with you to confirm that the petition is complete and correct. If the petition is complete and correct, you will sign off on it and your attorney will file your case. Unless there is a reason to put your filing on hold, your attorney should be able to file your case within a day or so of collecting your signature.
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