Burlington, NC asked in Bankruptcy for North Carolina

Q: Can i file for bankruptcy after judge ruled on case

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2 Lawyer Answers

Timothy Denison

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Yes.

John Martin Hilla

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI

A: You haven't provided enough information to fully respond. What sort of case? Child support owed? Criminal penalty? Etc. Some sorts of debts or judgments are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, and some sorts of collections activitied are not stayed by the bankruptcy "automatic stay" injunction that kicks in when you file a bankruptcy.

Yes, you can file a bankruptcy case whether or not a judgment has issued in your matter; the question is whether it will have your desired effect.

You should consult a bankruptcy attorney in your area for a complete discussion.

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