Can filing for bankruptcy get you out of paying for child support and alimony?

Some individuals who file for bankruptcy are behind on their alimony and child support payments, along with their debts. While bankruptcy can get rid of some or all of their debts, it cannot erase alimony and child support payments.

This means that filers cannot get out of paying for past or future alimony and support payments. However, because filers can get out of debt payments, they will have more available funds to cover their alimony and child support payments.

If you or anyone you know is considering filing for bankruptcy, contact the Birmingham bankruptcy attorney Paula Greenway at (205) 324-4000.

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Paula Greenway is a native of Birmingham and has focused her practice on consumer bankruptcy since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions throughout the State of Alabama. Paula has handled over 5,000 bankruptcy cases ranging in complexity throughout her career and prides herself on being able to come up with creative solutions to her clients’ financial issues.