Bankruptcy Financial Glossary

What is it? A court proceeding in which a debtor is relieved of debt liability, in whole or in part, depending on the type of bankruptcy filed. There are two primary filings a Chapter 7 bankruptcy declaration allows for the liquidation of assets and the discharge of most debts; a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows a borrower with a steady income to pay off bills over a 36- to 60-month period.

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