Does a personal chapter 7 bankruptcy cover a sole proprietership dba business as well?

Yes, a personal chapter 7 bankruptcy covers a sole proprietership (dba) business as well. A sole-proprietorship is simply another name a debtor uses to do business. Since it is not a separate entity like a corporation or LLC, then a person who files an individual bankruptcy petition normally just lists the business name as a "dba" on the front page of his or her Voluntary Petition, and then the debts in the debtor's name and the debts in the dba name are all listed in Schedules D, E, and F (as is applicable). Please note that nothing in this posting or in any other posting constitutes legal advice; this is simply my understanding of the facts, which I do not warrant, and I am not suggesting any course of action or inaction to any person.

Yes, a personal chapter 7 bankruptcy covers a sole proprietership (dba) business as well. A sole-proprietorship is simply another name a debtor uses to do business. Since it is not a separate entity like a corporation or LLC, then a person who files an individual bankruptcy petition normally just lists the business name as a "dba" on the front page of his or her Voluntary Petition, and then the debts in the debtor's name and the debts in the dba name are all listed in Schedules D, E, and F (as is applicable). Please note that nothing in this posting or in any other posting constitutes legal advice; this is simply my understanding of the facts, which I do not warrant, and I am not suggesting any course of action or inaction to any person.