If I file bankruptcy, can I include a hospital bill that comes in my 8 year old daughter’s name? 18 Answers as of February 09, 2015

We were on vacation and she had to have an emergency appendectomy. She was 5. The bill comes in her name but she obviously cannot pay it, she is 8.

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Since you and not the 8 year old probably took financial responsibility for the debt, yes you can include it.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 2/9/2015
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law
David R. Fondren, Attorney at Law | David R. Fondren
A parent or guardian is automatically responsible for debts of a minor. You must list it.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 2/5/2015
EDWARD P RUSSELL | EDWARD P RUSSELL
You could file bankruptcy and have this debt discharged.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 2/4/2015
Black Law Group | Clare Black
Yes, as her parent you are responsible for payment so it can be included.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 2/4/2015
Goldsmith & Guymon
Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
Yes, you would list all debts you are obligated to pay. That includes your children's debts.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 2/3/2015
    John W. Lee, P.C.
    John W. Lee, P.C. | John W. Lee
    You should list your minor daughter's medical bill on your bankruptcy schedules.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 2/3/2015
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