NOTICE: The answers given are general information only and are not intended to be legal advice. You are advised to seek the services of a competent, experienced bankruptcy lawyer for legal advice about your specific situation.
What is a "discharge?"
One of the reasons people file bankruptcy is to get a "discharge." A discharge is a court order which states that you do not have to pay some or all of your debts. The discharge only applies to debts that arose before the date you filed. Only an individual person can get a discharge of debts.