Understanding Child Support and Discharging Debt in Bankruptcy

For many parents who owe child support payments, bankruptcy may provide a fresh financial start, allowing them to manage finances and better provide for their children. Eliminating credit card debt, medical bills and other unsecured obligations often allows parents to better provide for their children. Moreover, a Chapter 13 plan may help you to catch up on prebankruptcy child support arrearages.

With office locations in Cincinnati, Clermont County, and Fairfield, Ohio, as well as in Covington, Kentucky, Minnillo & Jenkins CO. LPA is an established law firm that represents men and women in divorce and bankruptcy law matters. When you arrange a free consultation with us we can review your unique circumstances and explain all of your legal options. Our attorneys have years of experience helping people find debt relief and are here to advocate for your interests.

Addressing Child Support and All Other Debt Problems After Divorce

Divorce and bankruptcy are often two issues that arise hand in hand. If you are contemplating divorce and have questions about how bankruptcy may affect your situation, it is important to seek representation from a skilled lawyer. At our Ohio law firm, we offer competent legal advice for all clients.

In both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy for individuals, child support obligations (and back pay of child support) cannot be discharged. Child support and other support obligations such as alimony (maintenance) will have to be fulfilled even after a personal bankruptcy is filed. At our firm, we have lawyers who specifically focus on bankruptcy issues that arise in bankruptcy and divorce, who can provide highly knowledgeable legal advice about your situation.

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 nonfiling former spouses. A recent example can be found by following this link.

At Minnillo & Jenkins CO. LPA, we can help with all divorce-related issues concerning bankruptcy, including foreclosure, determining secured and unsecured debts and more. The Cincinnati child support and bankruptcy attorneys at our firm will explain how a bankruptcy will affect your situation both before and after a divorce, and what debts can be discharged.

Contact a Seasoned Debt Relief Attorney for a Confidential, Free Consultation

Please contact us online or call our Cincinnati office at 513-723-1600. Consultations can be scheduled at any of our four offices, and evening and weekend appointments are available by request. We serve clients throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.