Can A Creditor Ask A Debtor To Reaffirm A Debt?

Yes, this means that the creditor is asking that the debtor pay the debt anyway, even after it has been discharged. A debtor may be willing to do this if there is a co­signer or guarantor of the debt (such as a family member, friend or employer) that the debtor does not wish to leave saddled with the debt. Also, a debtor may want to reaffirm a debt in order to avoid having a secured creditor take the collateral provided for the debt. A creditor may also ask a debtor to reaffirm the debt before he (the creditor) will agree to do business with the debtor again.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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