Comparison of Annual Change in Chapter 13 Case Filings During the Beginnings of the 2008 and the 2020 Recessions

By The Honorable Kevin R. Anderson, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah

Coming off the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, Chapter 13 filings were at their lowest levels since 2007. With the country entering a sudden and unanticipated recession in February of 2020, we expected to see Chapter 13 filing rates increase; however, the opposite occurred.

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