Question by  Ssmallfry (26)

Can I apply for bankruptcy to stop paying child support?


Answer by  John (9008)

Setting aside the moral issue of trying to get out of supporting your children, this will not work. Not all debts are dischargeable in bankruptcy, and child support obligations are among them. If you cannot pay, you can ask the court that set the amount to lower it, but there are minimums.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

If you file for bankruptcy, you will still have to pay your child support. You should be ashamed of yourself for even trying to find a way to stop paying for the life that you created in this world. I hope the parent caring for your kids is having the court garnish your wages.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

In general, child support is not dischargeable by filing, and the court certainly frowns on it. The court will work with you to make sure you can continue to pay.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Taxes, student loans and child support are not eligible for bankruptcy. If you file bankruptcy and discharge your debts, you will still owe child support, all the arrears, and interest on the arrears if the other parent asks the court to order it. The court will also wonder how you could afford to file when you cannot pay child support.

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