On October 17, 2005, a major change in the bankruptcy law went into effect. The law change specifically referred to as The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA”) changed many aspects of consumer bankruptcy law(s). One of the many implemented changes was the waiting period between a consumer’s bankruptcy discharge in Chapter 7 and when he or she could again for bankruptcy. Before BAPCPA, consumers waited six years after filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy before they were eligible to do so again. After BAPCPA, their waiting period increased to eight years. Due to the impending law change prior to October 17, 2005 there was a tremendous surge in bankruptcy filings. As of today, October 18, 2013 those who filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy prior to the implementation of BAPCPA are now eligible for a Chapter 7 discharge due to the passage of the eight (8) year waiting period.
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