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my wife and i had a approved bankruptcy on march 7,2003 and

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my wife and i had a approved bankruptcy on march
7,2003 and are now getting a divorce and will lose are house the lawyer we saw said we can't file chapter 7 but chapter 13 because the law changed to 8 years are we grandfathered we are past the 7th year of bankruptcy because it was cleared march 7,2003
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  cfortunato replied 7 years ago.
Hi msain,
Even though you filed before the extensive 2005 changes, you still have to wait 8 years to file another Chapter 7.
However, the 8 years is measured from the date you actually filed the petition, not the date of discharge.

Edited by Christina Fortunato, Esq. on 5/4/2010 at 12:18 AM EST
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