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Can you get debt relief after filing bankruptcy?


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Answered 2009-09-22 19:54:58

Bankruptcy IS debt relief. After filing bankrupt, you HAVE no more debts. No credit, either, but that's the way it works.


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There's no maximum amount. If you can't make your payments you file bankruptcy.

No, unless the creditor gets relief from stay or the bankruptcy is dismisssed.

It would depend on the person as to how much debt one would have to have before filing for bankruptcy. Some people can have more debt than others and be ok with it, while others would feel the need to file.

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That is up to the person filing the bankruptcy. You can include or omit any debt that you choose.

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No, only unsecured debt is discharged.

Absolutely not. That debt is null and void. First, make sure that debt was actually included on your bankruptcy filing, and was discharged properly. Second, send the debt collector a copy of the bankruptcy filing, and tell them to get lost. If they persist beyond this point, they are in contempt of the bankruptcy court filing. They are also violating state and federal laws by pursuing a debt that has no legal standing. File complaints with your local state attorney general's office, and think about suing them under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

For the most part yes. The only problem you could run into is if the creditor involved believes that you intentionally incurred the debt with the intention of then filing bankruptcy. If they can prove this the debt is determined to be bankruptcy fraud and nondischageable.

Yes, all creditors have the legal option of filing a Motion for Relief From Stay to allow them to be excluded from the bankruptcy petition.

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