Will my fines and court costs be discharged if I file bankruptcy? 18 Answers as of June 10, 2013I have dui(s) and habitual motor vehicle offender(s) fines and court costs, 2,000-dollar reinstatement fees from 1999 and back. I also have other bills I would like to have written off. Will bankruptcy handle these debts?
Dearbonn Law Offices | Ajibola Oluyemisi Oladapo
No they will not. You must pay all fines and costs they are never discharged. In a chapter 7 you are responsible for all fines, in a chapter 13, you may consolidate and or cram them down and pay installments through your trustee.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis | Eric Lewis
Not likely that those debts are subject to discharge in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
The Barger Law Firm | Jason W. Barger
I am sorry to hear you are having such troubles, but am glad you posted this question. Any court-imposed fees are non-dischargeable through bankruptcy. This would include the fines and court costs you have listed, reinstatement fees (I assume for your driver's license), but the "other bills" you have may be discharged, depending on what type of bills they are. However, despite how onerous the fees and costs are, you will continue to be obligated to pay them. I wish I had better advice for you. I wish you the best of luck.
Answer Applies to: Texas