With the exception of certain types of obligations such as child support, the majority of debts in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be discharged, meaning they go away and the debtor is no longer obligated to pay them.
As a creditor, however, if you feel that a debt has arisen out of fraudulent, dishonest, or willful and malicious conduct on the part of the debtor, you can file a lawsuit known as an adversary proceeding to challenge the dischargeability of the debt.
The words above have very detailed and complex legal definitions. Our knowledgeable New York bankruptcy attorneys understand these definitions as they relate to bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and will leave no stone unturned as we fight to recover the money that is owed to you. Call us to set up a consultation.