Bankruptcy: Pecuniary Costs

A court-imposed fine or penalty is normally not dischargeable in bankruptcy unless it is considered "pecuniary in nature."  A recent federal court has found that incarceration costs imposed on a criminal defendant are pecuniary and thus are dischargeable in bankruptcy. If you have any questions on this, please call our local bankruptcy lawyer, David S. Adams, in the Olathe, Kansas area at 913-782-5500.

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