If you have filed bankruptcy before, you might not be able to receive a discharge in your current Chapter 13 case. There may also be restrictions on the automatic stay.
If you received a discharge in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy less than 4 years before, you will not be allowed to get a discharge in the current Chapter 13 case. However, it may not be necessary to get a discharge. If you are paying off the debts in full, a discharge is not necessary.
If you filed and received a discharge in a prior Chapter 13 less than 2 years ago, you will not be allowed to get a discharge in the current Chapter 13 case.
Note: There are special rules for filing bankruptcy when you've already filed before. You should talk to a lawyer if this applies to you.
Updated: September 2017