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Can the petitioner in an open chapter 7 continue to pay debts that are not dischargeable in the bankruptcy?


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2006-09-12 12:56:53
2006-09-12 12:56:53

I went through this same process and I continued to pay my mortgage while we waited on all the other items to be discharged. This helped keep my mortgage in good standing for when the discharge was complete. As for other bills, we went ahead and had them all discharged to eliminate all debt, except the mortgage. * Yes, if it is a secured debt the petitioner can continue to make payments. Unsecured debts, (credit cards, personal loans, judgments, etc.) should not be paid as it would give the appearance that the debtor is "favoring" a creditor.

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