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Filing for Bankruptcy a Second Time

If you have filed for bankruptcy in the past and have once again fallen into financially trying times due to unforeseen circumstances, you may consider the benefits of filing for bankruptcy a second time. Fortunately, you can file for bankruptcy more than once under the United States Bankruptcy Code. In fact, you are legally allowed to file for bankruptcy as many times as you’d like as long as you wait the appropriate amount of time between each filing and meet any other qualifications.

At the Russell Van Beustring P.C., our team of Houston bankruptcy attorneys is dedicated to helping you seek debt forgiveness through bankruptcy. Whether this is your first or fourth filing, our attorneys will work with you every step of the way. For more information about your case, contact us today at 713-973-6650 and schedule a free consultation.

What are the Bankruptcy Time Restrictions?

There are no limits on the number of times one can file for bankruptcy in the United States; however, you must wait a certain number of years between each filing, depending on what chapter you previously filed for and which chapter you wish to file for now. The waiting periods between filings are:

  • Two years between back-to-back Chapter 13 filings
  • Four years between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filing
  • Six years between Chapter 13 and Chapter 7
  • Eight year between consecutive Chapter 7 filings

Contact Us

If you have filed for bankruptcy in the past and have come fallen into financially difficult times again, you may want to file for bankruptcy a second time. For more information about if this is possible, contact a Houston bankruptcy lawyer at the Russell Van Beustring P.C., today at 713-973-6650.


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