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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Laws

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws are outlined in the federal Bankruptcy Code referred to as Chapter 7. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws are different from the Chapter 13 bankruptcy laws which are about payment plans.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws - what you need to know
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Laws

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws allow the bankruptcy trustee to gather and sell the debtor's nonexempt assets. The proceeds are used to pay creditors of person filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in accordance with the Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws. The good news is that the new Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws allows the debtor filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy to keep some exempt properties.

Anyone filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy should be prepared to lose most of the properties under the Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws.

How to avoid Selling Off Assets under Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws?

Unlike filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws will ensure that all nonexempt assets are liquidated and used to pay off creditors. This is why some people prefer to file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Debtors whose business has failed and are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy should know that there are ways to avoid having to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy for businesses. Filing a petition for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy, for example, will buy time for the business without having to have all assets liquidated. With Chapter 11 bankruptcy, debts can be adjusted and reduced as well as repayment schedule extended. Reorganizations usually bypass filing bankruptcy. Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy should be the last resort for all involved.

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