Can I file bankruptcy for child support arrears? 5 Answers as of October 01, 2010

I am just wondering which debts can be discharged through bankruptcy. I owe child support arrears that I absolutely cannot pay off anytime soon. Can these arrears be included as part of the bankruptcy so that I can get a little room to breathe?

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Law Office of Barbara Seeley Curtis
Law Office of Barbara Seeley Curtis | Barbara Curtis
Not really. it is not dischargeable.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 10/1/2010
Sussman & Associates
Sussman & Associates | Mitchell Sussman
you can NOT discharge child support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/30/2010
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
No. Child support arrears and any domestic support obligation are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/30/2010
Ariano & Reppucci
Ariano & Reppucci | Chris Ariano
Child support is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 9/30/2010
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
No, you cannot discharge your child support arrears.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/30/2010
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