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WHAT IS A DISCHARGE ? Colorado Connecticut

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  • WHAT IS A DISCHARGE ? Colorado Connecticut

    A discharge is a court order discharging certain debts. It eliminates a debtor’s legal obligation to
    pay a debt that is discharged. Most, but not all types of debts are discharged if the debts were
    listed on the date the bankruptcy case was filed. The discharge order prohibits any attempt to
    collect from the debtor a debt that has been discharged. For example, a creditor is not permitted
    to contact a debtor by phone or otherwise to file or continue a lawsuit to attach wages or other
    property or to take any other action to collect a discharged debt from the debtor. A creditor who
    violates this order can be required to pay damages and attorney fees. Note: this information is
    only a general summary of the bankruptcy charge. There are exception to these general rules.
    Because the law is complicated, you may want to consult an attorney to determine the exact
    effect of the discharge in a particular case.