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Can I Discharge Unpaid Child Support During Bankruptcy?

Can I Discharge Unpaid Child Support During Bankruptcy?

Posted By Bronson Law Offices || 8-Jul-2014

If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, there are certain things you must take into consideration before making your final decision. Not all debt can be discharged through bankruptcy. There are certain types of debt such as child support, alimony, most student loans, certain taxes and court-ordered fines or penalties that are not eligible for discharge through bankruptcy. Child support is a financial obligation that an individual has towards his or her child. Most child support arrangements come from divorce or family law proceedings and are legal obligations which must be fulfilled, regardless of whether or not an individual files for bankruptcy.

In many instances the bankruptcy court will actually waive the automatic stay before the bankruptcy has concluded, so that wage garnishment or collection efforts to recover unpaid child support payments are allowed to continue. There are also cases in which the court may find you liable for any legal fees charged as a result of your unpaid child support. Hiring a Queens bankruptcy attorney who you can trust to guide you through the bankruptcy process and provide you with the representation you need is essential to the successful outcome of your case.

For more than 15 years, our firm has been providing hard-hitting legal counsel to those individuals seeking bankruptcy protection due to unpaid debt. We are trained in all aspects of bankruptcy law and we are committed to give our clients aggressive legal support during this difficult time in their lives. It does not matter what brought you to the point of considering bankruptcy. What matters now is that you are taking action to do something about your current financial situation and give yourself a fresh start.

Even though unpaid child support cannot be discharged during bankruptcy, our lawyers will work hard to help you eliminate or significantly reduce payments on your other outstanding debts so that you can better manage your finances and be able to live within your means. We offer a free, initial consultation where you will be able to discuss your case with a Queens bankruptcy lawyer, get the answers you seek and obtain advice on how to proceed. Contact Bronson Law Offices, P.C. as soon as possible to schedule your consultation.