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Non-Discharged Debt

Definition - What does Non-Discharged Debt mean?

A non-discharged debt is a type of debt against which a person cannot file bankruptcy, or that cannot be included in the bankruptcy terms. There are occasions where unique circumstances can be shown in order to override the ability to discharge a debt, but in every state and in every chapter of bankruptcy, there are certain debts that a person will not be able to include in a bankruptcy. If a person forgets to list all debts in the bankruptcy proceeding, any debt that was not listed is deemed to be valid and does not need special allowance from the bankruptcy court to be recouped.

Justipedia explains Non-Discharged Debt

Debts that cannot be filed in a bankruptcy include alimony, child support, taxes, any fines or penalties owed to the government for any reason including traffic tickets, student loans, debts that arise as a result of a personal injury case, any judgment retained previously by another person or company for monies, certain retirement plans, housing and maintenance payment fees, or any attorney fees that are a result of either the bankruptcy or any previous litigation proceeding.

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