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Should I Make a Last Payment on My Credit Card Before I File Bankruptcy?

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In a Nutshell

If you plan to file bankruptcy soon, making one last credit card payment won't hurt your case, but it also won't help it.

Written by Jonathan Petts
Updated September 15, 2021


Making a final credit card payment before filing for bankruptcy won't hurt your case, but it also won't help it. Almost all credit card debts are forgiven in bankruptcy, so making a payment when you plan to file bankruptcy means you will have that much less money to start over after your bankruptcy. 

If you feel morally obligated to make a payment though, go for it! 



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Jonathan Petts

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Jonathan Petts has over 10 years of experience in bankruptcy and is co-founder and CEO of Upsolve. Attorney Petts has an LLM in Bankruptcy from St. John's University, clerked for two federal bankruptcy judges, and worked at two top New York City law firms specializing in bankrupt... read more about Jonathan Petts

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