What Debts Can’t Be Discharged In Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is a lifesaver for many individuals unable to pay down, for instance, credit card debt or medical bills.

However, there are limitations; Congress has stipulated that certain debts cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy regardless of the type of bankruptcy filed.

Nondischargeable Debts In A North Carolina Bankruptcy

Whether a debtor has opted to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the following debts cannot be discharged and the obligation to repay remains:

1. Child support or alimony arrearages

2. Student loans (unless an undue hardship can be established through an Adversary Proceeding)

3. Federal, state, local taxes (less than three-years-old)

4. Traffic tickets, penalties or criminal restitution

If a debtor opts to file bankruptcy and has any of the above nondischargeable debts, the way they will be treated will depend on the type of bankruptcy filed and whether they are classified as "priority debts."

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For more information on nondischargeable debts, reach out to an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can offer advice on specific circumstances.

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