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Are Alimony, Maintenance, or Child Support Payments Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Florida Bankruptcy - Alimony

Are Alimony, Maintenance, or Child Support Payments Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Effect of Bankruptcy on Support Obligations

A common question that is asked when a person whom has been divorced is determining whether to file for bankruptcy is whether or not their familial obligations are dischargeable.

The answer is that a former spouse with an obligation to pay child support or alimony files for protection, payments deemed by the federal court to be alimony, maintenance, or child support are not dischargeable in the  proceeding, pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(5) [11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a)(5), 1328(a)(2), (c)(2).

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If you are considering filing for a Bankruptcy in Florida, and you have questions about your alimony, maintenance, or child support obligations, feel free to give us  call for a free consultation at 1.786.309.8588.