Q: If money is owed to a parent, how is it discharged in ch.7 bankruptcy & can they harass you for payment after discharge?
No contract has been signed (verbal only).
A debt to a parent is no different than a debt to a stranger. it is discharged unless it falls within one of the several exceptions to discharge.
Harassment or other collection efforts after discharge would be grounds for a contempt motion.
Because of the family relaitonship, I would hope you could avoid brigning such a motion. if you do brign the motion, however, the Court might, but might not, award you your costs and attorney fees.
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