Nevada is not different from the rest of the United States.  The single most common type of bankruptcy filed in the United States and in Nevada is chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Another name for ch 7 bankruptcy is a “straight bankruptcy” or a “liquidation bankruptcy”.  Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the type or chapter most people think about when the word “bankruptcy” comes to mind.
Chart showing bankruptcy filings in the US
Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Nevada is used by individuals, partnerships, and corporations who have no hope for repairing their financial situation. A Henderson Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidates debtor’s estate under the rules of the Bankruptcy Code..
Keep in mind, certain debts cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Some of the debts that aren’t able to be discharged in a Nevada Chapter 7 Bankruptcy include:
  • Child support
  • Fraudulent debts
  • Debts for willful and malicious injury
  • Certain types of taxes
  • Most student loans
  • Alimony or spousal support
In Nevada, over 80% of all bankruptcies filed were chapter 7 bankruptcies.  Approximately 18% of all Nevada bankruptcies were chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.  The other approximate 2% of bankruptcy filings in Nevada were chapter 11 bankruptcy filings by businesses.