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Personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In a personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case, our attorneys can help guide you through the process of totally discharging (eliminating the obligation to pay) the following types of debts:

  • Credit and Charge Cards
  • Store Charge Accounts
  • Hospital, Medical, Dental and Related Bills
  • Unsecured Personal Loans (payday loans, installment loans, etc.)
  • Federal & State Income Taxes (if certain qualifications are met)
  • Contractual Obligations (almost obligations under a contracts are dischargable)
  • Most Types of Law Suits & Judgments (there are exceptions, but most are dischargable)

Under Georgia law, the bankruptcy property exemptions laws allow most people who file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case to keep all of their personal assets, including their home, cars and retirement investments.  Under the Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws, the Bankruptcy Trustee takes control of all property that is not protected under Georgia’s bankruptcy exemption laws.

As described above, most Georgians that file bankruptcy will keep all of their property because it is protected by the Georgia bankruptcy exemptions laws.  In addition to not losing any assets, most people that file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case receive a discharge of all of their debts within three (3) to four (4) months after the bankruptcy case is filed.  However, in more complex cases it may take longer to get a discharge.  While waiting for the discharge, the bankruptcy automatic stay will protect the debtor from all collection activity by creditors unless a special order “lifting the automatic stay” is issued by the bankruptcy court.

Dischargeability of Debts

In a personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy, most debts are dischargeable.  However, not all debts are dischargable.  Please review the lists below for more information.

Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

The following debts are almost always dischargeble unless there is underlying fraud or other forbidden conduct giving rise to the debts.

  • Personal Loans
  • Credit Cards and Charge Cards
  • Repossession Deficiencies
  • Auto Accident Claims
  • Medical, Dental and Hospital Bills
  • Judgments
  • Business Debts
  • Leases
  • Personal Guaranties
  • Negligence Claims
  • Tax penalties Over Three (3) Years Old
  • Income Taxes That Are Not Priority Taxes
  • Contract Obligations

Possibly Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

So long as the creditor does not file an adversary proceeding and is successful in obtaining a favorable judgment.

  • Willful and malicious injuries to others – Also Known As “Intentional Torts”
  • Embezzlement
  • Debts incurred by fraud or dishonesty
  • Debts arising from breach of fiduciary duty – defalcation
  • In some instances, debts intentionally left off of a bankruptcy petition

Non-Dischargeable In Bankruptcy

The creditor does not have to take any action to make the following debts non-dischargble.

  • Income taxes that were due within three (3) years of the filing of the case
  • Trust Fund Taxes
  • Child support or alimony / spousal support
  • Most property division pursuant to a divorce decree
  • Criminal fines and/or court ordered restitution
  • Accident claims involving intoxication
  • Penalties payable to the government that are not tax penalties
  • Student Loans (in rare instances, student loans can be ruled as dischargeable)
  • Debts listed in prior bankruptcy where the debtor was denied a discharge; there are exceptions to this rule.
  • Taxes due for years where the tax return was not filed or filed within two (2) years

This list above does not include all possibly non-dischargble and always non-dischargeable debts.  The law governing non-dischargable debts and list of non-dischargable debts is quite complicated.  See 11 USC Section 523 for more information.  Our chapter 7 bankruptcy attorneys can explain what to expect in your own personal case in one of our no-obligation consultations.

Our Georgia lawyers have over a decade of experience helping clients through difficult divorce and family law problems, personal and business financial issues and immigration problems. Our attorneys also help people with estates, wills, trusts and probate issues. Call now to speak confidentially with one our Georgia attorneys.

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Alpharetta, GA 30022
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Atlanta, GA 30361
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