Can bankruptcy wipe out Willful and Malicious Injury debt?

October 25, 2012
By Frank H. Coxwell on October 25, 2012 4:05 PM |

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Chapter 7 - NO, it cannot be discharged (wiped out).
Chapter 13 - YES, it can be discharged.

Willful and Malicious Injury to PERSON:
Chapter 7 - NO, it cannot be discharged.
Chapter 13 - YES, it can be discharged as long as the Chapter 13 was filed before the state court action has gone to judgment.

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