What happens to alimony when the person filed for bankruptcy? 20 Answers as of June 28, 2012

I am reciecving alimony but my partner filed for bankruptcy.

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Burton Green, Attorney | Burton Green
It seems like your question is whether your alimony is included in your partner's bankruptcy. The answer generally is "no". Your income is not looked at in your partner's bankruptcy. If you are married your income could be included in your married partner's income for purpose of the means test but would otherwise not be relevant to your partner's bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/28/2012
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
Bankruptcy does not affect your right to continue to receive alimony, child or spousal support or family support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/28/2012
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
Your alimony should not be affected by your partners bankruptcy filing.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/27/2012
Olson Law Firm | Edward M Olson
Property settlement claims (that is, your method of splitting jointly held assets) may be discharged in bankruptcy. Support obligations cannot be discharged. So, the answer depends on the nature of the alimony payments.. are they property division or a support obligation? If it is for support.... then you will still be entitled to get your payments.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/27/2012
Attorney At Law | Harry D. Roth
Alimony, spousal support in California, is not impacted by your former spouse's bankruptcy in any way.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/22/2012
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Domestic relations obligations are generally not dischargable in bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Carballo Law Offices
    Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
    Alimony or spousal support ordered by a family law court is not dischargeable in any type of bankruptcy. It is still owed after bankrupcy.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Alimony, like child support is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy. In other words it is one of the debts that cannot be wiped off the slate. Your partner will need to keep paying you or face contempt of court and a possible jail sentence.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A. | Diane L. Drain
    The bankruptcy law requires that alimony and child support must be paid.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Alvin Lundgren | Alvin Lundgren
    Nothing happens to alimony in bankruptcy. The payor must continue to py alimony and child support.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Weber & Phillips, P.A.
    Weber & Phillips, P.A. | John G. Phillips
    Spousal support or child support is a non-dischargeable debt and the person who filed bankruptcy still has to pay the Court ordered support payments. If they stopped after filing bankruptcy, you need to speak with their attorney to find out why or hire your own attorney to watch out for your needs.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Ryan Legal Services, Inc.
    Ryan Legal Services, Inc. | Kevin Ryan
    a "domestic support obligation" is a non-dischargeable debt under Chapter 7 (11 USC 727 / 523(a)) and Ch 13 (11 USC 1328 and 523(a))
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Dan Wilson Bankruptcy
    Dan Wilson Bankruptcy | Dan Wilson
    Alimony is not dischargeable.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    The Stockman Law Office | Mary Stockman Esq.
    Marital and child support garnishments, orders and actions are not stopped by bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
    Bankruptcy temporary prevents enforcement of the obligation, but domestic relations orders are not dischargeable through bankruptcy, so the amount owed will remain owed to you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    Support payments are not discharged in a bankruptcy. So, your former spouse is still required to pay you the support payments.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/27/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    Alimony is treated like an unsecured debt that can be discharged through bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 6/27/2012
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