Even though filing for bankruptcy will eliminate or reduce your unsecured debts, past-due child support payments are not discharged and must be paid. In fact, in many Chapter 13 cases, making all child support payments is an essential requirement for the reorganization process to go through. If the debtor fails to pay all of his or her overdue child support, then he or she may face penalties.
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