Q: My son has many bills. He owes the county Jail here $1250 for a recent stay. Would bankruptcy erased by it.
Fines, penalties, and costs that were ordered as part of his criminal sentence would not be dischargeable. However, if this cost is to reimburse the jail for his lodging and food costs while he was there, that could be dischargeable, because it's like rent and an ordinary contract claim. You should talk to a local bankruptcy attorney who can look at the judgment and other orders from the court, to determine which this is.
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