Should I still pay a discharged debt that a creditor says that I still have to pay? 13 Answers as of December 08, 2016

I had a discharged bankruptcy on 10/18/16. They did not come forward, made no claim and was listed on bankruptcy. My discharge list no claim.

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A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
No, in fact for the creditor to even attempt to collect from you is a violation of bankruptcy law. Could make you and an attorney some money by taking legal action.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/8/2016
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
There are a few classes of debts that are excepted from the discharge. However, if this debt was discharged, you do not have to pay it and can seek sanctions from the bankruptcy court if they attempt to collect it.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/8/2016
Morrin Law Office
Morrin Law Office | Robert A. Morrin
If the subject debt was listed on the bankruptcy then you are not required to pay the amount previously owed prior to your bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Kentucky
Replied: 12/7/2016
CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW
CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW | Carl C Silver
Absolutely not. Send them a copy of your discharge.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/7/2016
Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
No, absolutely not. You should contact your attorney. If a creditor is still trying to collect, that is a discharge violation and you can sue them.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/7/2016
    Eranthe Law Firm
    Eranthe Law Firm | Cate Eranthe
    No. Have your bankruptcy attorney write them a strongly worded letter. They are violating the discharge stay by asking you for the money. Depending on where you are you might be able to go after them in court. Please discuss with a knowledgeable local bankruptcy attorney. Look at your discharge order and the list of creditors who were notified. You could highlight the creditors name and send the order to them. I would make no other response without an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    DO NOT not pay them. See a lawyer about going after them for violating the discharge injunction.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
    No.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Law Office of Michael Johnson
    Law Office of Michael Johnson | Michael Johnson
    No. Call your attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
    Unless it was a nondischargeable debt - say a student loan - listing the creditor in the bankruptcy eliminates your obligation to pay.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    If your case was a 'no-asset' case, then you discharged any debts which you might inadvertently have omitted. Your creditor is violating the injunction of the discharge, which prohibits any effort to collect on a discharged debt. The creditor is mistaken. He probably read and misunderstood a particular sub-paragraph in one section of the BR Code. If he troubles you again, you might tell him that he is liable to be held in contempt of court, and have to pay your lawyer For the cost of bringing him into Court.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    Try sending them a copy of your discharge, and if they persist, talk to a bankruptcy lawyer. You can sue a creditor who disregards the court order and collect some money in addition to the attorney fees. But there is also a chance that your debt is not dischargeable, so wait and see what they say.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 12/7/2016
    Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
    Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
    No, you do not have to pay that debt if it was discharged in bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 12/7/2016
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