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Does Bankruptcy nullify owed child support?

Does Bankruptcy nullify owed child support? – My ex husband owes 6 month’s of child support, and is thinking about claiming bankruptcy. In doing so, does it nullify the owed child support?

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One Response to “Does Bankruptcy nullify owed child support?”

Desmond West-Chow, CIRP said...

While a bankruptcy will release you from most of your debt, there are a few exceptions and child support is one of those. When a bankruptcy is filed child support is one of those debts that is not released by the filing of a bankruptcy. So you do not need to worry, if your ex-husband files for bankruptcy he will still owe the outstanding child support. If he does file for bankruptcy you should receive and information package listing you as a creditor and you will need to fill out a proof of claim. If you have any questions on how to do that you can contact the trustee that sends you that documentation.