Bankruptcy does not discharge child or spousal support. The rare exception: if the support debt is not a “domestic support obligation.” We’re in a series of blog posts about special kinds of debt which bankruptcy may not discharge—write off. So far we’ve covered criminal fines and restitution, and income taxes. Child and spousal support are more like criminal debts … Read More
Chapter 7 does not write off any divorce debts. But Chapter 13 can write off a divorce debt if it is not for child or spousal support. “Discharging” a Debt or Legal Obligation When you successfully complete a consumer bankruptcy, you get a discharge of some or all of your debts. When a debt is discharged the creditor is … Read More
When deciding to file a Chapter 13 jointly with your spouse, realize that you can split that case later into two cases if you get divorced.
Chapter 7 doesn’t write off any divorce-based debts. But Chapter 13 DOES write off non-support divorce debts.