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court ordered costs are they cleared by bankruptcy

I am looking at my debt to see what may be included if I decide to declare bankruptcy. I have an amount owing that was a court order for costs payable to my ex in family court. Could this amount be included in the process and my ex considered a debtor?

Posted from: Ontario

One Response to “court ordered costs are they cleared by bankruptcy”

Barton Goth – Goth & Company Inc. -Trustee in Bankruptcy said...

When looking at court ordered costs and penalties and how they are impacted by the filing of a bankruptcy this forum is not going to be of much help.

What you need to do is take a copy of the court order and have it reviewed by a local trustee. This is because the root cause of the cost is important, some of these types of things are cleared by the filing of a bankruptcy, but others are not.

So schedule a time to review things with a local trustee and they will be able to advise you very quickly once they review the court order.