Chapter 7 bankruptcy


Chapter 7 bankruptcy
A consumer liquidation bankruptcy proceeding in which the trustee sells any nonexempt property the debtor owns and distributes the proceeds to the debtor's creditors. At the end of a Chapter 7 case, many or all of the debtor's debts are discharged.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy

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

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