Can I include court fines in bankruptcy? 11 Answers as of December 02, 2015

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Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
Fines and penalties are usually not dischargeable but you need to check with your Lawyer.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/2/2015
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Generally criminal fines cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/2/2015
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
No.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 12/2/2015
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
You must include all your debt in any bankruptcy. Whether the debt is able to be discharged by the bankruptcy will depend on the nature of the court fine and the chapter of bankruptcy you file.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/2/2015
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
No, court fines are generally criminal penalties. Criminal penalties aren't dischargeable.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 12/2/2015
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