What is the difference between a discharge of your bankruptcy and a closing of your bankruptcy?

Asked on May 30, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Arizona


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Good question. A "discharge" with respect to the filing of a bankruptcy matter is when one's obligations to certain creditors is ended as a matter of law and the debt is "discharged".

The "closing" of a bankruptcy filing is when the debts are discharged and the court then orders the person's bankruptcy case "closed" where there are no longer any court matters pertaining to it.

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