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Personal Bad Debt

I made a personal loan to a friend and they filed bankruptcy, listing me as a creditor.  I was paid about 25% of what was owed, still owed $18k+.  I have the judgement papers from the Bankruptcy Court with what was due to me and what I was awarded.  How do I attach my paperwork to my tax return?  Can it also be claimed on my California State Taxes?