How Can a Chapter 13 Case Help Me With Delinquent Child Support?


If you are delinquent in your child support payments, you may be facing wage garnishment, the seizure of your income tax refunds, and possibly even jail time. By filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, you will be able to stop those actions, so long as you are able to pay back all of the delinquent child support (plus interest) during the term of the Chapter 13 case. Normally, a Chapter 13 case lasts for five year, and the child support repayment can be spread over that time.

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