Understanding Alimony Obligations and Bankruptcy Law

Debt issues can frequently lead to a divorce (or vice versa). Dealing with the emotional trauma of divorce is difficult enough, even when financial issues are not involved. Learning about your options for debt relief is an important step to take. The Bankruptcy Code does not allow you to discharge child support or alimony obligations. However, for most people who are financially strapped, it is a combination of debts that creates trouble.

Eliminating credit card debts, medical bills and other forms of unsecured debts often eases the financial burden. Moreover, you may be able to get caught up on child support and spousal maintenance arrearages through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Based in Cincinnati, Minnillo & Jenkins CO. LPA serves clients throughout southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky in consumer bankruptcy law matters. The experienced legal team at our firm will make certain you get the information you need. We have helped thousands of individuals find debt relief through bankruptcy and are here to guide you through the process.

Divorce, Bankruptcy and Support or Alimony Obligations

If bankruptcy matters arise after a divorce, you will likely have questions about obligations and what you can and cannot discharge in a bankruptcy. It is important to understand the differences between dischargeable and nondischargeable debts or obligations. In Ohio, domestic obligation debts such as alimony (maintenance) and child support cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy.

Many times, divorcing couples divide debt in their divorce proceeding, but are unable to pay it. Sometimes, they need to file bankruptcy to relieve them from the debt they took on from their divorce. There are important issues to address when seeking to file bankruptcy for these types of debts. Minnillo & Jenkins has successfully litigated issues like these in bankruptcy court, for both debtors and non-filing former spouses. A recent example can be found by following this link.

Read our Ohio bankruptcy exemptions page for more information on what types of assets are protected in a personal bankruptcy.

Our alimony and bankruptcy attorneys know the law and will be working on your team to help you get debt relief. We have significant experience representing men and women in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters involving divorce and have a core group of lawyers with specific experience in this area.

Get a Free Consultation to Learn How Our Debt-Relief Attorneys Can Help You

Please contact our bankruptcy lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation. Call our law firm at 513-723-1600. Consultations can be scheduled at any of our four offices in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky. We have offices in Cincinnati, Fairfield and Covington to serve you. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.

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