Can you file bankrutcy on back chiLd support?

Asked about 1 year ago - Rock Island, IL

My husband owes back child support for over 40,000. He is living in Illinois but the child support is due to alabama. Wanting to know if it is true.

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . Child support arrearages are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

  2. Conor Edmond Malloy

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    Answered . Not true. It is more than likely that the arrears aren't going anywhere.

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  3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz

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    Answered . No he cannot discharge in bankruptcy his obligation to his children of child support that he did not pay.

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  4. Paul Matthew Marriett

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    Answered . Yeah can't be discharged through bankruptcy

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