What does it mean if I got a letter from the court that says, “Order approving trustee’s report of no distribution, discharging trustee and closing estate”?

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What does it mean if I got a letter from the court that says, “Order approving trustee’s report of no distribution, discharging trustee and closing estate”?

I filed Chapter 7 in 3 years ago but just got this letter.

Asked on April 1, 2014 under Bankruptcy Law, Georgia

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The letter is saying that the court has approved that there was no distribution of assets to your creditors by the trustee. In other words, there weren't funds / assets available to pay your creditors.  The trustee has completed his/her duties and is being discharged.  Closing the estate means that the case is now closed.


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