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Nov 2016

Child and/or spousal support is not dischargeable in either a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 case.

If you are under a court order to pay child or spousal support when you file a either a chapter 7 or a chapter 13, you will be required to continue to make the monthly payments and not fall behind during the case.  If you do fall behind in your payments during the time you are in the case and you do not catch all of the payments up by the end of your case, then you will not be eligible to receive a discharge.