Eligibility for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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While the majority of people considering bankruptcy are eligible to file for Chapter 7, that's not true for everyone. Probably the most common reason that people cannot file for Chapter 7 is their inability to pass the bankruptcy means test. Because the means test is somewhat complicated, we have a separate topic page just on that issue. But there are eligibility criteria in addition to the means test. Below you learn about other barriers to filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 

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