What Happens to Alimony or Child-Support Payments in Bankruptcy in Michigan?

Child support and other domestic support obligations are generally not dischargeable in Michigan Chapter 7  or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, such debts may be repaid according to the debtor’s ability to pay based upon his or her actual income over a period of 3-5 years in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Additionally, there may be other factors that may still make a Michigan bankruptcy useful to someone behind in child support or other domestic support payments.

Click here to read our full article on the new Michigan bankruptcy blog of The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC.

2 responses to “What Happens to Alimony or Child-Support Payments in Bankruptcy in Michigan?

  1. This is a very sticky portion of the law that I have been trying to wrap my head around for a long time. Your blog effectively does what I have been trying to do for a long time – explain these concepts in an easy-to-understand way. Thanks for the helpful resource – it certainly cleared up some misconceptions I had.

  2. Pingback: Can I File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if I Am Not Eligible for a Discharge? | Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer

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