Can My Spouse File For Bankruptcy To Avoid Paying Child Support?

By John J. Gilligan
March 03, 2015

John J. Gilligan, a family lawyer in Long Beach, answers:

The filing of bankruptcy does not discharge a child support order. Child support must still be paid by the bankrupt party in the amount set forth in the family law court order.


John Gilligan is a founding partner at the family law firm offices of Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader & Davidson, LLP in Long Beach, CA. John has over 30 years of experience handling family law, probate litigation and estate planning matters. He can be reached directly at 562-431-2000 or thru email. View their firm online profile here.

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March 03, 2015

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