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If I file for bankruptcy, do I still have to pay child support?

Child support payments are non-dischargeable debts and, therefore, you still have to pay them even when you file for bankruptcy. The court will give you a chance to make the payments voluntarily, but if you continue to not make them, your wages may be garnished or other steps may be taken to ensure your former spouse receives the payments he or she needs.

Times of financial hardship can be very difficult to get through, but bankruptcy might be the answer to dissolving or paying off much of your debt. If you have any additional questions about how bankruptcy affects child support, get in touch with a Cedar Rapids bankruptcy lawyer of Hong Law, PLC, today at 319-632-1400 to schedule a free consultation.

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