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If you file for bankruptcy what happens to your credit card debt?

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2009-11-25 20:55:06
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You credit card debt, for the most part is discharged when you file for bankruptcy. As soon as a debtor files for bankruptcy, there is an automatic stay and most creditors must stop their collection efforts. Thus, the debtor can begin rebuilding his credit; financially-speaking, the debtor can start over.

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