Getting Your Spouse to Pay Child Support FAQ
I just filed for bankruptcy. Can I discharge my child support arrearages?
5. I just filed for bankruptcy. Can I discharge my child support arrearages?
Back child support cannot be canceled in a bankruptcy proceeding. Once it is owed, it will always be owed, until paid. This rule is based on public policy and is meant to discourage those obligated to pay child support from using bankruptcy to get out of having to pay.