When you file a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, any non-exempt assets may be liquidated and sold to repay creditors. Depending on your state of residence, you will refer to a list of either federal or state exemptions to determine the amount various types of assets that is exempt, or safe, from liquidation. It is then extremely important to provide an accurate assessment of the true value of your property to the trustee in charge of the case.
- What is the difference between chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy? Do you lose all your possessions if you file for bankruptcy? How do you discharge your debts? These are just a few of the questions you must consider when you think about filing for bankruptcy. If your finances get all out of sorts, it may be time to file for bankruptcy, but in order to navigate the process of filing for bankruptcy and get your finances in order to avoid future problems, you should at least consider enlisting the help of a bankruptcy lawyer such as Jeffrey S.