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.