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Gambling Debt

If you have taken out a substantial amount of cash advances on a credit card for gambling, and even if over the years you’ve always made regular payments each month on your cards, do trustees consider this to be fraudulent debt?

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Barton Goth GCO Bankruptcy Trustees said...

No, the trustee isn’t going to consider that fraud, but you are at risk that your creditors will oppose your discharge as your lifestyle / choices led to the financial position you are in.

Creditors always retain the right to oppose a discharge from bankruptcy, but it is somehting that only takes place if they have a solid and defensible position. In this case it may be likely.

What is best for you to do is to contact a local trustee and explain to them in detail what has taken place.

They will then be in a much better position to suggest whether or not they believe you are a risk of a creditor doing this.