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I pay child support and/or spousal maintenance. How does that affect my case?

Child support and spousal maintenance (alimony) are called Domestic Support Obligations or “DSO’s” in bankruptcy, and these claims receive special treatment. Domestic support obligations are not dischargeable under any chapter. Regardless of chapter, the trustee in your case is required to notify the recipient of maintenance or support payments that you have filed for protection Read More

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I’m Getting Divorced. Should We File Bankruptcy Together?

Many couples contemplating divorce or in the process of getting divorced are saddled with debt and want to begin their new lives with a fresh start. Bankruptcy is frequently a part of the ‘starting over’ process. Married partners often carry joint debt, from credit cards to personal loans, car loan and mortgages. Does it make Read More

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