Bankruptcy: How long does it take?
A bankruptcy, on average, takes 3-5 months. However, in some circumstances it may take longer. Here is a general time-line:
- Initial Consultation – This is Day 1.
- File Case – The day the case is filed is up to you. This can be the day after your consultation, or months later.
- Hearing – This is typically 30-45 days after the case is filed.
- Discharge – This is typically 2-3 months after the hearing.