Bankruptcy Law on Civil Suits & Estates in Bankruptcy?

Answer When a debtor defaults on his debts, his creditors may sue him for the amount of the debt plus attorney's fees. Some debtors may choose to file bankruptcy at this point because they are too overwhe... Read More »

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Can you put a civil judgment on a bankruptcy?

On One Hand: Most May Be IncludedMany civil judgments are dischargeable in a bankruptcy. They include debts related to delinquent medical and credit card bills and judgments levied due to breached ... Read More »

Bankruptcy Rules for Civil Proceedings?

The U.S. government established the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. These rules are designed to ensure every bankruptcy case receives fair and speedy treatment and the proceedings are not ex... Read More »

Does bankruptcy eliminate civil judgments?

Bankruptcy eliminates most types of civil judgments immediately upon filing, including wage garnishments and small claims court judgments. Certain civil judgments, such as child support orders, can... Read More »

Can you file bankruptcy on a civil suit in Ohio?

According to attorneys at, a person who lost a civil lawsuit can discharge that lawsuit's judgment when he declares chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, if the civil lawsuit was an award for a d... Read More »