Debts that cannot be eliminated by bankruptcy

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Special Debts

Not all debts are treated the same. The law takes some special debts very seriously and these cannot be wiped out by filing for bankruptcy.

  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Debts that were not listed in the bankruptcy
  • Student loans - undue hardship exception
  • Criminal fines/penalties (All court fees and court-ordered judgments related to any criminal activity cannot be discharged)
  • Debts due to injury or death caused by driving under the influence (any judgments or debts incurred as a result of personal injury or death to others caused by your own negligence or criminal activity.)
  • Income tax debt
  • General tax debt

Read the Law: 11 USC 523

   
 

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