Articles Tagged with Jail For Debts

NO!!!  The lender cannot threaten or use criminal prosecution to collect.  However, the lender may file an action against you in civil court.  If you cannot repay the loan, you may request that the lender place you on a payment plan.  However, the lender is not legally required to grant your request.  If you wish to file a complaint regarding a payday loan vendor in Mississippi, please call either or both of the following offices:

Department of Banking & Consumer Finance – 1.800.844.2499

Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General – 1.800.281.4418

jailFiling Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be used to pay past due support over an extended period of time (max of 5 years within a single Chapter 13 plan) and yes, it can protect the debtor from going to jail for previously failing to pay what was due.  It’s important to note that you cannot discharge (wipe out) in any type of bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, etc) debts relating to child support, maintenance, alimony, and other domestic support obligations.  Not only will the Chapter 13 plan provide for catching up the past due amounts, but it will also provide for the current and ongoing payments in order to prevent the debtor from becoming behind in support during the Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan period.