Law Office of John C. Farrell, Jr. | John C. Farrell, Jr.
I believe that the bankruptcy discharge protect you from foreign debts, especially if you file for Chapter 7. Youshould, list the foreign debts in the filing.If the foreign entity hires a collection agency in the US then you have the right under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act to dispute the debt and ask them not tocontact you anymore. You can send this letter by certified mail but it is not required. Additionally,I do not know if the foreign countrywill recognize a bankruptcy discharge granted in the USto protect from collection actions that might otherwise be brought there. However, I would suggest not conducting anymore business or obtaining anymore assets in said country. I would also be a good idea not to visit there. Remember things including the laws and protections are very different once you leave the confines of the USA.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Theodore N. Stapleton, PC | Theodore N. Stapleton
A bankruptcy discharge acts as an injunction against the collection of discharged debts. So the foreign federation could not collect the debt here in the US. They may still be able to pursue collection outside the US. I am happy to discuss your options with you.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of Harry L Styron | Harry L Styron
Bankruptcy would make the debt unenforceable in the United States. If you have overseas assets, it is questionable whether they would be protected by a U.S. Bankruptcy without going through whatever debt resolution process exists where those assets are located.
Answer Applies to: California