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My ex-spouse has filed bankruptcy - Now what?

Submitted by Sarenei on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 22:55

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.

Submitted by Nick Jonas on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:57

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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.

Submitted by Craigh.terry on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:44


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