Will child support stop if non custodial parent filed chapter 13? 6 Answers as of April 23, 2014

My kids' dad just filed a chapter 13 on April 15, 2014. I got a letter in the mail and he has court ordered child support for our 2 kids. Will I stop getting their child support because he has filed a chapter 13? Do I need a lawyer to make sure my kids continue to get their support? Thank you.

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Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
The child support cannot be discharged in Bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/23/2014
Attorney at Law | Aimee C. Robbins
Child support is not dischargeable in Bankruptcy. He may however try to lower his child support payments in Circuit Court but first he has to prove a financial change of circumstances. You may need a lawyer. If he quits paying child support you should take him back to court on Contempt Charges.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 4/23/2014
James M. Chandler | James M. Chandler
Child support is a priority claim and is exempt.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/22/2014
The Bryan Law Firm, L.L.C.
The Bryan Law Firm, L.L.C. | Douglas L. Bryan
Bankruptcy doesn't affect a child support obligation.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 4/22/2014
Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
Bankruptcy should have nothing to do with child support.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 4/22/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    His child support obligations are not stopped by his bankruptcy, but your API. Try to seek immediate payment of any arrearage may be.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/22/2014
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