Court Costs and Bankruptcy in Ontario

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Category: Debts In Bankruptcy

Question: I am considering declaring personal bankruptcy in Ontario; I have court cost owing against me from a divorce action what happens with these outstanding court costs. have no money and dont work to pay them

court costs and bankruptcyAnswer: Most debts are discharged in a bankruptcy, which includes court costs. One type of debt that is not discharged in a bankruptcy is court ordered child support or alimony. If in your divorce the court ordered you to pay the court costs, than it is likely that these costs are considered to be part of the support you owe, and therefore would not be discharged in a bankruptcy.

If the court did not order you to pay these costs, they probably would be discharged in a bankruptcy. You should discuss this with your lawyer, or consult a bankruptcy trustee for more information.