The how long it will take your Chapter 7 case to progress through bankruptcy will vary depending on your local court. Here’s what you can expect. Your Chapter 7 bankruptcy case begins when you file the bankruptcy paperwork with the court. The documents provide details about your income.Filing for bankruptcy is going to take a due process. During the process, you’ll get an automatic stay that will hinder your creditors from. On the contrary, if it’s the second time you filed for bankruptcy, you’ll inherit an automatic stay within 24 months this will further extend to 36 months when urged to.