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Co-signer’s debt after bankruptcy

I have co-signed a rental unit for a friend who broke his lease without my knowledge. I had declared bankruptcy at the time this happened, and now the landlord is after me and my assets. It been ten years now and he will not let this go. Since I was under bankruptcy protection, would this debt also be covered by my bankruptcy? Thank you.

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Jillian Taylor-Mancusi, Trustee | B.A. | C.I.R.P said...

As at the date of your bankruptcy any debt due or accruing due is a debt provable in bankruptcy. If the landlord was advised of your bankruptcy the debt could be included and would have been discharged when you were discharged from bankruptcy. In any event, a debt that is this old is likely statue barred. If the landlord wishes to pursue you, he should do so through a court of competent jurisdiction and you should defend the action.