Posted: April 10, 2020

     Typically when you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy all of your general unsecured debt is discharged. Further, once you file, an automatic stay is in effect, and your creditors cannot seek to recover on the debt. However, outstanding child support payments and any ongoing payments are an exception to this standard and they not discharged in your bankruptcy. If you owe child support at the time of your bankruptcy filing, these obligations will not be eliminated. Child support liabilities are classified as an unsecured priority debt and must be listed on your schedules annexed to your bankruptcy petition. Because child support payments are considered non-dischargeable debts, an action to collect overdue payments may be commenced during the pendency of your bankruptcy case.

     It is important to consult with and seek help from a seasoned bankruptcy attorney to review your particular circumstances, to explain your options, and to vigorously represent your legal interests should be at the top of your list.  Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C. has an expert bankruptcy team with over 40 years of experience representing parties in the bankruptcy court.  Not only do we have the knowledge, competence, ability and drive necessary to obtain the relief you need, but we also care, and will take those extra steps necessary to bring stability back to your life.


For assistance with all Bankruptcy matters, please contact us:

Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq.    (516)-747-6700 Ext. 301 or


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