Monthly Archives: January 2014

Can bankruptcy get rid of my court fines and criminal restitution?


Bankruptcy generally discharges everything, with the exception of priority debts, which include most taxes, child support/alimony, student loans, and criminal fines and restitution.

This means that your court fines and restitution will survive bankruptcy.

Today I met with a client who embezzled $120,000 from his former employer and is paying back $1,000 a month as part of a restitution payment.