If I convert my Ch-13 to a Chapter 7, will the earlier filing date be considered or this be treated as a new filing? I already had a Ch-7 filing earlier.

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The court considers the initial filing date, i.e. when you filed Chapter 13 this time. You'll only be allowed to convert Ch-13 to Ch-7, if that date is 8 years and more from your previous Chapter 7 discharge.

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