Share post
Debt Consolidation Forums Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 forums

My ex-spouse has filed bankruptcy - Now what?

member profile picture
Posts: 2
Credits: 0

My ex-spouse has filed bankruptcy for discharging all his debts. I am married right now. How will this bankruptcy affect me and my present spouse? Will my ex-spouse stop paying the child support to me?

Since both of you are already legally separated, so it shouldn't affect you anymore. Your ex-spouse won't be affected anyway. But I would like to ask you one question. Do you have any joint debts with your ex-spouse? If so, then you'll still be responsible for the debt and that would appear on your credit report.

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:57

Nick Jonas Nick Jonas

(Posts: 428 | Credits: )

Well, if your ex-spouse has filed bankruptcy, you will be responsible for the debt if you are a joint owner or cosigner. But it won't affect your present spouse anyways. Now coming to your next question.
Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (2005), your ex-spouse is liable to make payments for child support before all other creditors, including taxes.

Sub: #2 posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:44

Craigh.terry Craigh.terry

(Posts: 273 | Credits: )

I don't think I have any joint debt. How can I verify it?

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 04:03

Sarenei Sarenei

(Posts: 2 | Credits: )

Check your credit report to know if you guys have any joint debt. You can even ask your ex-spouse for verification.

Sub: #4 posted on Sun, 01/19/2020 - 22:55

Nick Jonas Nick Jonas

(Posts: 428 | Credits: )

You are now legally separated, so no harm would be done to you. have you checked your credit report?

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:01

Barbara Delinsky Barbara Delinsky

(Posts: 434 | Credits: )

Seek help from a bankruptcy lawyer.

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:15

Sanders Patricia Sanders Patricia

(Posts: 1239 | Credits: )

Page loaded in 0.329 seconds.