nonexempt property
A debtor's property that can be taken by the trustee and sold for the benefit of the creditors in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, or can be seized by creditors if they win a judgment against the debtor. Compare: exempt property
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Foreclosure
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Debt & Collection Agencies
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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