Law Offices of Michael J. Berger | Michael J. Berger
Court ordered fines must be listed in your bankruptcy schedules, as all debts must be listed. Sadly, they are NOT DISCHARGEABLE in bankruptcy. The specific exception that applies is 11 USC Section 523 (a) 7 that applies to any debt "for a fine, penalty or forfeiture payable to or for the benefit of a governmental unit."
Answer Applies to: California