Can Outstanding Child Support Be Discharged Through Bankruptcy?

No. Child support is one type of debt that cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy filing. It should also be noted that subsequent costs of supporting your child cannot be discharged either. Any debt that has incurred because of health care or unforeseen circumstances must be paid. Filing for bankruptcy does not excuse a debtor from paying child support, nor does it dismiss any debts related to those payments.

If you have questions regarding your bankruptcy options, contact Florida bankruptcy lawyer Ryan J. Really, Attorney at Law, PLLC, at (239) 237-0675.