Getting To The Finish Line In Chapter 13

Judge Mary Ann Whipple has served as a bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Ohio, sitting in Toledo, since 2001, and has also served a term on the Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

Chapter 13 cases are virtual legal marathons. Chapter 7 cases, and these days many chapter 11 cases, are sprints by comparison. A chapter 13 case is one of few court proceedings where the parties understand and intend from the outset that it will last for years.

The finish line for a chapter 13 debtor is usually a discharge under section 1328 of the . . .

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