Can I include a Breach of Contract Judgment in bankruptcy?

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Can I include a Breach of Contract Judgment in bankruptcy?

Due to personal issues, I was forced to breach my employment contract. Would I be
able to include this in bankruptcy?

Asked on August 9, 2017 under Bankruptcy Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a court judgment issued against, whether in tort (e.g. for an accident) or breach of contract is something that may be included in a bankrupty, along with any loans, credit card debts, unpaid bills, etc.  There are some exceptions (child support awards; DUI-related judgments; tax judgments) that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, but this is not one of them.


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