Is discharge of the debts possible if a person dies or becomes disabled during the case?

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Fairly often people ask what would happen if they file a bankruptcy case and die or become disabled during the case. They wonder if their debts can still be discharged.  The answer is yes, although your attorney may need to explain the circumstances to the court and ask for changes in the administration of the case to allow it to be completed successfully.

It is important to aim for successful completion of the case – otherwise, if the debts are not cleared, creditors may go after the person’s assets and there would be less or nothing left for the heirs.