Q What does it mean for my discharge to be denied versus my debt being declared nondischargeable?
AIf the court does not discharge all debts, the debtor is held legally responsible for all non-dischargeable debts. If a debt discharge is denied, a lawsuit must be filed. The person filing suit must prove that the debt being denied should not be denied, or the debt be declared nondischargeable. If none of the debts are declared dischargeable or a discharge is not withheld, then generally all of the debts will be discharged when the entry of the order is granted. Learn about debt categories in bankruptcy and exempt assets.