Bottom-line: In getting your case filed, I'll go as fast or slow as you want or need to go. While each case is different, the typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be filed in a matter of a few days of hiring me, but of course, we can go much slower if that is a benefit to you.
After filing, it takes about 100 to 120 days for your case to be finished and receive your discharge, which eliminates your dischargeable debts. Remember, that upon filing, your creditors and debt collectors have to stop contacting you and must communicate with you through your bankruptcy attorney. If you are facing foreclosure, filing for bankruptcy will stop the foreclosure process.
Lastly, you have to complete a short credit counseling course, which you can do online or on the phone. It takes about 30 - 45 minutes to complete. The job of your bankruptcy attorney is to assist you in doing everything necessary to get your bankruptcy case filed.