What is a debt discharge?

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2019 | Bankruptcy |

The debt discharge is a tremendously important part of the bankruptcy process which is why it is essential for those filing for bankruptcy to understand. Filing parties should ensure all of their questions about the bankruptcy process and debt discharge are answered.

Some common questions around the debt discharge during bankruptcy include what it is and what it does. The debt discharge is important because it releases the filing party from personal liability for certain specified debts. Following the debt discharge, the filing party is no longer obligated to pay any of the debts that have been discharged. The debt discharge generally comes at the end of the bankruptcy process and it is essential for filing parties to understand the implications of their debt discharge and any debts it may not apply to.

The timing of the debt discharge varies according to the type of personal bankruptcy protection the filing party is using so it is also valuable information for the filing party to have. The debt discharge has significant implications for the filing party because it serves as a permanent legal order that prevents creditors from taking any collection actions on debts that have been discharged. This includes any communication with the filing party such as telephone calls, letters and other forms of contact which are all prohibited by the bankruptcy order.

Personal bankruptcy protections and the bankruptcy process are designed to provide debt relief for the filing party and give them a chance at a fresh financial start. Because the debt discharge is critical for the filing party to enjoy a fresh financial start, it is crucial for the filing party to understand how the debt discharge works.


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