Most who file for bankruptcy want to file a Chapter 7. By filing Chapter 7, everything is said and done within three to six months and the slate is wiped clean. So when potential filers learn that they are only eligible to file a Chapter 13 or their attorney recommends a Chapter 13 over a Chapter 7, they panic. Three to five years in bankruptcy with monthly payments throughout the duration of that time? Why would someone file a Chapter 13 and drag the process out when Chapter 7 gets you out of debt faster with no payment plan?