Edmond, OK asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can I file bankruptcy on a Court Order/Judgement that says I am to pay ex's $10-$15K attorney fees if I lose in court?

If people CAN discharge attorney fees in a bankruptcy and assuming you where my ex's attorney and found out that I may do that, would you still want to take this case to trial or attempt to settle it asap since you may not get paid even if you won.

If you say NO that you would not want to go to trial - Wouldn't it be a smart (although unusual and not recommended probably) idea to somehow let my ex's attorney know that I am about to file bankruptcy once court is over?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Pete David Louden

  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Attorney fees may or may not be discharged, it depends on several factors. Much better move is hire an attorney so that you don't lose the case to start with and avoid this issue.

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