Discharging Spousal Maintenance in Bankruptcy

Are you considering divorce and bankruptcy and have questions about discharging spousal maintenance in bankruptcy? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott Humble to learn more about debt consolidation and divorce.

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I was speaking with a client yesterday afternoon about whether or not something can be done with the spousal maintenance that they are paying. They were kind of curious if it could be taken care of in a different manner – maybe it to be run through bankruptcy to get rid of it or something like that – and before October 17, 2005, the answer was maybe; it depends on the judge. What specifically happened October 17, 2005, a new bankruptcy law was implemented, which specifically says that this is a non-issue; this cannot be discharged whatsoever. It goes along with all your type of Family Court payments – maintenance, child support, equitable distribution. Whatever the case may be, bankruptcy is not going to affect it.

Are you going through a divorce and a bankruptcy and have questions about discharging spousal maintenance in bankruptcy? Contact experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott F. Humble for a free confidential consultation. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.

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