Will Bankruptcy Eliminate All My Debts?
Yes, with some exceptions. Bankruptcy will not normally eliminate:
• Money owed for child support or alimony;
• Most fines and penalties owed to government agencies;
• Most taxes and debts incurred to pay taxes which cannot be discharged;
• Student loans, unless you can prove to the court that repaying them will be an “undue hardship”;
• Debts not listed on your bankruptcy petition;
• Loans you got by knowingly giving false information to a creditor, who reasonably relied on it in making you the loan;
• Debts resulting from “willful and malicious” harm;
• Debts incurred by driving while intoxicated;
• Mortgages and other liens which are not paid the in the bankruptcy case (but bankruptcy will wipe out your obligation to pay any additional money if the property is sold by the creditor).
Law Office of Donald L Fritzen * 421 East Fremont Street * Laramie, Wyoming 82072 *-(307)745-7091
Donald L. Fritzen
Wyoming Bankruptcy Attorney
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