How Does Bankruptcy And Child Support Affect Each Other?
Bankruptcy offers a fresh start for people who are drowning in debt—but there are some debts that are treated differently than others. If you owe child support, it's important to understand how bankruptcy affects that specific debt. Does bankruptcy halt your current or past-due support payments? No, the bankruptcy won't stop your ongoing support payments. Once you file your bankruptcy petition, an automatic stay goes into effect that stops creditors from calling you and halts any collection actions or other adverse events based on past-due debts (like having your utilities cut off).