I filed bankruptcy on a joint car loan car am I responsible for any parking tickets on the car afterward? 14 Answers as of February 11, 2013

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Law Office of Norman Moore
Law Office of Norman Moore | Norman P Moore Jr
If you surrendered the vehicle in your bankruptcy, you should not be responsible.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 2/11/2013
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier | Seth D. Schraier
The parking tickets are still your responsibility as the owner of the vehicle. You filed bankruptcy in regards to the car loan, but presumably at the time you received the parking tickets you were still the owner and title holder of the vehicle, which makes you responsible for those tickets.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/6/2013
Hayward, Parker, O'Leary & Pinsky, Esqs.
Hayward, Parker, O'Leary & Pinsky, Esqs. | Michael O'Leary
Parking tickets are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Obtaining a Discharge of your obligation to repay a car loan does not relieve you of any parking tickets that you incurred while operating the car in question.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/6/2013
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
No. Not if you surrendered it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/5/2013
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Any debt made after a bankruptcy is filed is not affected by the bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 2/5/2013
    Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law
    Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law | Phil Boardman
    Parking tickets are nondischargeable in bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    Yes, you are still liable for the tickets although not the car.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    The Michigan Bankruptcy HQ
    The Michigan Bankruptcy HQ | Joseph P. Saulski
    If the car is still titled in your name yes. Although bankruptcy may discharge or remove payment obligations and liens, if title (i.e., ownership) remains with the debtor, then the debtors remains responsible as any owner would.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    Law Office of Sean P Fleming
    Law Office of Sean P Fleming | Sean P Fleming
    If you surrendered a car in the bankruptcy,you will not be responsible for parking tickets issued after your case was filed. I would suggest sending the municipality a copy of your bankruptcy notice.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
    Legally you are not responsible if you can prove that you were not driving the car when it was ticketed. The problem is that Department of Motor Vehicles and the courts don't know that. You should get copies of the tickets and contact Department of Motor Vehicles for guidance.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    Scott Goldstein | Scott Goldstein
    Yes. You remain liable because parking tickets are "fines and penalties payable and for the benefit of a governmental entity", and are thus nondischargeable under 11 United States Code 523.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A. | Diane L. Drain
    You are confusing ownership with liability for the debt. Please understand that filing bankruptcy is a very complicated process.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    The Schreiber Law Firm
    The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
    First, you obligation to pay the pre-bankruptcy debt to any car lender is discharged. Second, no post-bankruptcy debts are included in the bankruptcy, related to the car or not. If state law where the car is located makes you responsible for parking tickets for that car, then you would be liable.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/5/2013
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    You can be liable for any debts post filing. If both of you are registered owners, both of you can be held liable on the tickets. You might want to see about removing your name from the registration. If you think about it, there is no real way to determine who got the ticket (who parked illegally). Try to remove your name from the loan.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/5/2013
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