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
One of the most important distinctions between these consumer bankruptcy options are how they help or donât help with support arrearage debt.
Here are 5 additional tools that come with Chapter 13, each one neatly solving a different challenge to your home.
Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” doesn’t stop aggressive collection of back support. But Chapter 13 does, and protects you while you catch up.