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Should I hurry and purchase tires (mine are so thin theyre

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Should I hurry and purchase tires (mine are so thin they're ready to exlode, sound awful and I've been told by a tire expert that I shouldn't drive another mile on them) before I file for Chapter 7 or is that plain out stealing, knowing that I'll soon not be asked to pay back my cards?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

"Consumer debts owed to a single creditor and aggregating more than $500 for luxury goods or services" files within 90 days of filing bankruptcy are presumed to be nondischargeable under section 523 the Bankruptcy Code. If your debt falls within this category, it would simply mean that you would be required to pay the debt even though you filed a bankruptcy. You can read the Code at this link:

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