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When you file a Chapter 7 case, you cannot be forced to change that case to a Chapter 13. If you are not eligible to file a Chapter 7, if it turns out that you fail the means test, then you can convert to Chapter 7 if you choose to or your case could be dismissed. If you file a Chapter 13 case, it is rare that they could force you into a Chapter 7. The only way that they could force you into a Chapter 7 case if you had done something fraudulent, and then, perhaps, your case could be involuntarily converted from a Chapter 13 to a Chapter 7.