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What debts go away in bankruptcy?

Posted by Ellen Brown | Jul 31, 2023

In general, most types of unsecured debts, such as credit card debts and medical bills, can be discharged in bankruptcy.

However, not all debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. Some types of debts that are typically not dischargeable include:

  • Most taxes
  • Student loans (in most cases)
  • Child support and alimony
  • Fines and penalties from a criminal conviction
  • Personal injury debts that were incurred as a result of drunk driving or involved drugs or alcohol

It is important to note that the rules for what debts can be discharged in bankruptcy are complex, and it is a good idea to consult with a bankruptcy attorney to get a better understanding of how bankruptcy will affect you and your specific debts. Call us to speak with a lawyer today.

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