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Priority Debts


Priority debts are unsecured debts that are given special status in by the Bankruptcy Code, such as recent tax debts and child support.

In a Chapter 7 case, priority debts are paid before any money is distributed to nonpriority unsecured creditors.

Priority debts cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, but not all nondischargeable debts are priority debts.


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