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.
If the judge finds that you received money or property by fraud, that debt may not be discharged.
It is important to list all your property and debts in your bankruptcy schedules. If you do not list a debt, for example, it is possible the debt will not be discharged.
The judge can also deny your discharge if you do something dishonest in connection with your bankruptcy case, such as destroy or hide property, falsify records, lie, or if you disobey a court order.
You can only receive a Chapter 7 discharge once every eight years. No one can make you pay a debt that has been discharged, but you may voluntarily pay any debt you wish to pay.