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If someone is sued in court can they claim bankruptcy?

Asked on Apr 24th, 2011 on Bankruptcy - California
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If someone is sued in court can they claim bankruptcy?
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Answered on Jun 11th, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Yes.

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Answered on May 17th, 2011 at 9:16 AM
Yes. Of course, they will still have to fit all the requirements of the specific Chapter of Bankruptcy that they file.

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Answered on Apr 26th, 2011 at 1:28 PM
A bankruptcy can be filed before, during or any a lawsuit has been filed. In each instance the lawsuit will be discharged in bankruptcy.

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Answered on Apr 26th, 2011 at 9:25 AM
For most purposes, a bankruptcy can be filed to discharge debts, even after a lawsuit has been initiated. However, there are a number of types of debts which are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Go get a free consult with a local BK attorney to determine whether your lawsuit debt is dischargeable or not.

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Answered on Apr 26th, 2011 at 8:44 AM
A lawsuit is a common trigger (albeit a late one) for filing bankruptcy.

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Answered on Apr 26th, 2011 at 8:30 AM
Yes, in many instances, if a person is sued in a collection lawsuit, that person may seek bankruptcy relief.

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Answered on Apr 25th, 2011 at 11:50 AM
Yes and the lawsuit will be halted and the debt discharged unless it is for a type of debt that is not dischargeable such as a student loan or there is an allegation of fraud that maybe determined to be in bankruptcy court.

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