While the Chapter 7 is known as the bankruptcy code which sets off debt from the liquidation of assets, it can be surprising to learn about No-Asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It could be even more surprising to note that most of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy California cases are No-Asset cases. The no-asset case is a scenario where, the filer does not give in any asset or cash to the bankruptcy trustee for liquidation. The filer instead keeps possession of all the assets, he/she owns. The lenders or creditors will not expect any proceeds or debt settlement, as there would not be any since, the filer has no assets to give in to the bankruptcy trustee.
What is the core of Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 classifies all assets held into two types. One is exempt and the other one is nonexempt. The nonexempt assets are given up for liquidation and their proceeds are used to settle the debts of the lender. Exempt assets are assets which are of basic necessity and have various codes and sections wherein they shall be exempt against the Chapter 7 bankruptcy procedures. These assets need not be given up during the Chapter 7 bankruptcy course. To know if your asset is exempt or non-exempt as per your state exemptions, log on to https://bankruptcy.recoverylawgroup.com/.
How can a case turn into No-Asset case?
If you have used all the exemptions and have all your assets in the blanket of exempt assets and none in the nonexempt category, your case becomes a no-asset case. Close to 70% Chapter 7 bankruptcy witnessed in states like California, Texas, New York, etc., see no-asset case. Once you have protected all your assets under some or the other state/federal exemption, the bankruptcy trustee cannot liquidate the same to settle the debts of the lenders. In this scenario, the court sends notice information to all the lenders associated with the filer confirming no proceeds or debt settlement from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.
The lenders or creditors would not need to file a proof of claim or record the amount owed by the filer. All the debts shall be released once the bankruptcy case has been settled by the court. However, if during the investigation, bankruptcy trustee comes across some nonexempt asset, the trustee will notify the lenders and collect documentation to allocate the hence generated proceeds towards the debt. For better understanding or help, reach out to +1 888-297-6203 now for the most professional and experienced attorneys California in town.