CAN I FILE FOR COLORADO BANKRUPTCY AGAIN?
April 30, 2015
Yes, as long as you meet the necessary requirements. In fact, whether you will be able to pursue another Colorado bankruptcy case will depend on:
How long ago your previous bankruptcy petition was filed
What type of bankruptcy case you previously pursued
Whether your previous Colorado bankruptcy case was successfully resolved.
Filing for Colorado Bankruptcy Again: Here’s What You Should Know
If your previous bankruptcy case was successfully completed and…
If your previous case was a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, then you will have to wait at least 8 years from the filing date of your previous case in order to be eligible to file for Chapter 7 again in Colorado. This time frame is cut in half to 4 years, however, if you want to pursue Chapter 13 bankruptcy the next time around.
If your previous case was a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, then you will have to wait at least 2 years from the filing date of your previous case in order to be eligible to file for Chapter 13 again in Colorado. This time frame extends to 6 years if you want to pursue a Chapter 7 case in your next filing.
If, however, your previous bankruptcy case was not successfully resolved, here’s what you should be aware of when it comes to filing for Colorado bankruptcy again:
If a previous bankruptcy case was dismissed, which can occur when petitioners haven’t met certain requirements (such as completing the necessary paperwork/paying the court fees), you will usually have to wait 180 days before refiling for bankruptcy in Colorado.
If a previous bankruptcy petition was denied, which can occur when petitioners may have committed bankruptcy fraud (for instance), there may be unique challenges that arise with pursuing Colorado bankruptcy again. In these cases, it’s best to work with an experienced attorney to find out if refiling for bankruptcy is, in fact, your best debt relief option.
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