What Debts Are Not Dischargeable In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Not all debts are discharged in bankruptcy.  Also, the rules are slightly different between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 (and Chapter 11, 12, etc).    In a Chapter 7, a debtor should expect that the following debts (listed below) would not

Are student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy?

It is extremely difficult to discharge student loans (both private and government) in bankruptcy. For a student loan to be discharged, the debtor must file a lawsuit in the bankruptcy against the creditor and prove the existence of an “undue

What court case and decision controls student loan dischargeability in Washington?

In the Ninth Circuit (which includes Washington and Oregon), the decision that controls student loan dischargeability is In Re Pena, 155 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 1998). For my discussion of the meaning and application of this case, click here. The