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Mecklenburg County Bankruptcy AttorneyWhile bankruptcy can help individuals and families eliminate some or all of their debts, many people who consider filing for bankruptcy are concerned about losing their assets, such as their home, car, or personal belongings. While it is true that bankruptcy will sometimes involve a liquidation of assets, the extent to which you may lose your assets will depend on several factors, including the type of bankruptcy you file and the exemptions available to you.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Liquidation

Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as liquidation bankruptcy, is the most common form of personal bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the types of assets you own will be evaluated, and your non-exempt assets may be seized and sold to repay your creditors. However, North Carolina bankruptcy laws provide exemptions that protect certain types and amounts of property from being liquidated.

While the exemptions vary depending on your individual circumstances, some common exempt assets in North Carolina include:

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