Statutory Exceptions to Discharge
Federal statutes contain a list of the types of debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. This list includes money owed in taxes, child support, student loans and debt resulting from negligent or criminal behavior like fraud or drunk driving. Judgments resulting from these debts are likewise not discharged.
Judgments Discharged in Bankruptcy
Most other debts and money judgments can be extinguished in bankruptcy court. Judgments frequently discharged include credit card debt, consumer debt and medical bills. The creditors of discharged debts can no longer attempt to collect them.