Timeline - Voluntary Chapter 13 Case

Individual Consumer Debtor

 

EVENT TIME
(after filing of petition unless stated otherwise)
RULE OR STATUTE
Petition Filed and Fee Paid --------- Fed. Rule 1006
Certificate of Credit Counseling Filed (if not filed with Petition) 14 days 11 U.S.C. § 521(b); Fed. Rule 1007(c)
Plan Filed (if not filed with Petition) 14 days 11 U.S.C. § 1321; Fed. Rule 3015
Lists, Schedules, Statements and Payment Advices Filed (if not filed with Petition) 14 days 11 U.S.C. § 521(a); Fed. Rule 1007
Begin making payments proposed by plan to Chapter 13 Trustee 30 days 11 U.S.C. § 1326(a)
Tax Return Provided to Case Trustee 7 days prior to date first set for Meeting of Creditors 11 U.S.C. § 521(e
Tax Returns for last 4 years filed with IRS and State day prior to date first set for Meeting of Creditors 11 U.S.C. § 1308
Meeting of Creditors 20 - 50 days 11 U.S.C. § 343;Fed. Rule 2003
Confirmation Hearing 20-45 days after the Meeting of Creditors 11 U.S.C. § 1324
Bar date for filing proofs of claim (creditors) 90 days after date first set for meeting of creditors 11 U.S.C. § 502; Fed. Rule 3002
Bar date for filing governmental proofs of claim 180 days Fed. Rule 3002
Financial Management Training Certificate Filed no later than the date of the last plan payment 11 U.S.C. § 1328(g) Fed. Rule1007(c)
Certificate re: Domestic Support Obligation (if required) at the time of completion of all payments under the plan 11 U.S.C. § 1328(a)
Discharge is granted as soon as practicable after completion of the plan payments 11 U.S.C. § 1328