About 15 days after you file your Chapter 7 petition, you and your creditors will receive written notice of case deadlines and the date of your meeting with creditors. The meeting is usually held around six weeks after you file. Once 60 days has passed since the date of the creditor meeting, you'll receive a discharge as long as you have met all your debtor obligations. The court usually issues the final decree with your discharge if you had no assets in the bankruptcy. If you had assets, the court may issue the final decree in 180 days, or approximately six months after your filing date.