Collection after Bankruptcy

by Joan
(Calabasas, CA, United States)

My company filed BK and was dimissed. Can a creditor collect on an open account?

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Jan 22, 2011
Collection After Bankruptcy
by: Debt Collection Answers

Our web site addresses issues related to consumer debt, not business debt. However, if a debt owed by your business was discharged through bankruptcy, then the debt collector is not entitled to try to get you to pay it.

I recommend that you make a copy of your discharge paperwork, write a cover letter stating that the debt was discharged and so you are no longer obligated to pay it and send both to the debt collector via certified mail with a return receipt requested. (Make a copy of your letter for your files.) If the collector continues to contact you after it has received this information, get in touch with your bankruptcy attorney.

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