Category Archives: Alimony

Can I Discharge Marital Debt in Bankruptcy?

It is well-known that marital support debts such as child-support or alimony are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy, but it is less well-known that, under certain circumstances, marital debt may be as well. That is, debt that is divided by a court-ordered divorce decree between divorces and spouses.

To read more about marital debt in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, click here to read our full article on this topic on the new Michigan bankruptcy blog of The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC.

If you are a southeast Michigan resident and are considering filing for bankruptcy, please contact us at (866) 674-2317 or john@hillalaw.com to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Am I Responsible for My New Spouse’s Debts?

This question is a very common one, and it is, unfortunately, often the basis for uncomfortable discussions between those wishing to marry.

To read more about whether you are liable for a spouse’s debt or a prospective spouse’s debt, click here to read our full article on this subject on the new Michigan Bankruptcy Blog of The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC.

If you are a southeast Michigan resident and are considering filing for bankruptcy, please contact us at (866) 674-2317 or john@hillalaw.com to schedule a free, initial consultation.

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.