What Happens If I Never Pay an Old Debt?

Maybe you can’t pay. Or maybe you won’t pay. Either way you have an old debt hanging out there. What if you just decide to let it go, and do nothing about it? That’s what Credit.com reader Dave, who says he can’t afford to pay off the old debts he owes, asks: My credit card debt is roughly $12,000. I consulted a bankruptcy attorney. He said ...