Does My Child Support Obligation End With Bankruptcy?

: Reese Baker & Associates

  Filed under: Bankruptcy Information

child support, attorney, attorneys, lawyer, lawyers, bankruptcy, texas, tx, houston, bryan, college station, katy, woodlands, sugar lands,Many people are under the firm impression that by seeking bankruptcy protection they are simply exonerated from any and all debts that have incurred. This is a fallacy that remains very strong even today. There are many types of debt that will not simply be wiped out by going bankrupt.

No matter whether you are seeking protection with a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy your child support debt and the subsequent and ongoing obligations are exempt from that protection. You will still very much be on the hook for whatever you owe your former spouse in the form of alimony. In addition, if you happen to owe restitution resulting from a crime that was committed involving property or from a restitution order leveled by a Judge for whatever reason, those debts will not be affected by a bankruptcy proceeding either and will have to be paid in full under whatever terms they were written under to begin with.

There are many other debts that are not covered under bankruptcy protection laws and you should ensure that you know and understand exactly what may be covered and what simply is not. The absolute best way of gathering that information is to seek the advice of a qualified bankruptcy attorney in Texas or trustee and ask for a consultation. The information you receive will prove invaluable and may actually help you decide if bankruptcy is the right move in your situation. At least you will know exactly where you stand legally.