Not All Debts Are Eliminated in Bankruptcy

The government understands that sometimes people need a fresh financial start. However, it strikes a balance between the need to forgive and repay certain debts. While bankruptcy is a legal way for individuals and businesses to eliminate or pay down debt, it does not discharge all debts.

At Simon Resnik Hayes LLP, our attorneys will meet with you during a free initial consultation and explain which debts are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Our lawyers have helped thousands of clients in the Los Angeles area find financial relief through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Call us at 310-598-7365 or 888-368-4099 to discuss your particular situation.

Nondischargeable Debts in a California Bankruptcy

Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy prohibit the discharge of certain debts. These generally include:

  • Debts not listed in a bankruptcy petition
  • Child support payments
  • Most spousal support payments
  • Certain student loans
  • Criminal fines
  • Court fees
  • Debts for personal injury resulting from driving while intoxicated
  • Recent federal, state and local taxes
  • Condominium or cooperative housing fees

The Bankruptcy Code is complex. To get trusted answers to all your bankruptcy questions, speak with our attorneys. We know the bankruptcy laws from the inside out. Using our knowledge of the law, we will work to help you start rebuilding your financial future on more solid ground.

Get the Straight Facts About Bankruptcy

If you have questions about which debts can be discharged in bankruptcy, seek the advice and counsel of an experienced professional. Contact our firm to discuss your unique circumstances. From our offices in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks, we represent clients in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties.

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