Can I discharge a civil suit judgment for simple assault in bankruptcy? 6 Answers as of July 18, 2017

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
It depends on the type of the assault. If it was intentional, it can't be discharged. But if it was merely reckless, it will be discharged.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 7/18/2017
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Generally, you can, but there are some exceptions.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/17/2017
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
Maybe. A lawyer would have to look at the docs.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 7/17/2017
OlsenDaines | Rex Daines
It is unlikely you will be able to discharge this claim. There is an exception in bankruptcy for "willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another entity or to the property of another entity". I don't know the facts of the assault but it would probably fit into this exception.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 7/17/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Unlikely as 11 USC sec 523 excludes the right to discharge debts relating to intentional harm to another.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/17/2017
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