Basically, if you are over, then you are a chapter 13. If you are under, then you are a chapter 7.
The United States Trustee (UST) just updated the income figures on November 1, 2018. Now remember that these numbers can be adjusted by child support payments (received or made), larger mortgages, huge tax debt, etc. It is a gross overgeneralization to say that if you are over that figure then you MUST be a chapter 13, but this is the baseline we start with. That being said, here are the current figures for Salt Lake County that we use on our Form 122 (6 month average of current monthly income and disposable income):
Married with 1 child: $76,707
Married with 2 children: $86,717
Married with 3 children: $95,117
Married with 4 children: $103,517
Married with 5 children: $111,917
Married with 6 children: $120,317
Married with 7 children: $128,717
Married with 8 children: $137,117
Married with 9 children: $145,517
Married with 10 children: $153,917
If you have more than 10 children, you’re probably going to be below median. I have 11 children, and I know how expensive that can be.