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Answered 2007-01-25 01:17:18

It depends. Most any of the types can, or may not. Some considerations are if your speaking of a business (Corporation) or personal bankruptcy, if the debts are secured or not, and how much of what type of assets there are and if any of them are to be maintained after the bankruptcy as determined by the Court and creditors. There is no personal bankruptcy where secured debts or other obligations such as child support arrearages. A chapter 7 is a total liquidation bankruptcy in which the debtor can discharge all debts that are not secured including judgments, liens that have not been "perfected", stop wage garnishment, etc. The petitioner will however be required to relinquish all non exempted property.

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