Your question involves family law and bankruptcy, but I will try to answer what I can. I am assuming the property distribution AND the status have both been addressed in the final judgment entered 2/20/13.
Bankruptcy will NOT change the 2/20/13 judgment. It is already done.
If you receive a discharge, it will eliminate any liability you have to repay credit card debts that YOU incurred.
You have not asked about bankruptcy discharging any legal obligations in the divorce judgment (such as an obligation to pay her attorneys' fees or child support or spousal support), so I will not go down that confusing rabbit hole.
I don't know why your ex doesn't just file bankruptcy -- it is not clear how her bankruptcy will hurt you. It sounds like it might be a good idea for her (and you should not keep paying her any money unless it is court required).
Finally, since expiration of the 6 month waiting period AUTOMATICALLY returns you to "single" status, I do not believe the bankruptcy stops that clock. It already started and keeps running and, on the end of the 6 months, you are automatically single, no matter who is in bankruptcy. I am pretty sure of this, but I would defer to any of my learned brethren who have more experience with this exact issue than I do.
If you need further clarity, please email me at MICHAEL@MIRELAND.US Answers to questions are for general information purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. This is not legal advice, simply information. You SHOULD NOT act on this information without consulting a competent bankruptcy attorney in your area and providing ALL relevant information.
It's not entirely clear what your concerns are. Judgment has already been entered, so there are no proceedings to be halted. You say you are giving her money. Is it spousal support? Bankruptcy will not prevent the family law court from issuing or modifying orders regarding spousal or child support. [11 USC 362(b)(2)(A)(ii)]
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