Support issues are difficult enough when the parties are solvent, but what happens when one of the spouses goes through bankruptcy?
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Act became effective October 17, 2005. The Act makes several very important changes in the Bankruptcy Statutes as they apply to divorce litigation. Significant changes are made in the new law which affect property settlements, alimony and child support payments, or alimony and child support arrearages. The most significant change is that payment obligations under a property settlement agreement or divorce judgment are no longer dischargeable in bankruptcy.