Child Support Repayment Assistance
Facing Jail or a License Suspension for Child Support?
If you are struggling to make child support payments because of other overwhelming debts, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection may help your financial situation. Though support payments generally cannot be discharged through bankruptcy, there are several ways that filing bankruptcy can help you.
By filing a case under the Bankruptcy Code, you may relieve yourself of those debts (if you fit the criteria and file for Chapter 7) or lower those debts (if you file for Chapter 13 which requires you to repay some or all of your debt), freeing your income to pay your child support.
How Bankruptcy Affects Child Support Delinquency
If your driver’s license has been taken away or if a warrant has been issued for your arrest due to unpaid child support filing a case under the Bankruptcy Code will allow you to regain your license and stop an arrest for non-payment.
Although a Chapter 13 repayment plan will not allow you to modify your existing child support payment amount, it will allow you take any amount that you have fallen behind on and place that into a 60 month repayment plan. This allows you to get back on your feet without worrying about being thrown in jail or unable to drive to work.
If you are constantly spending money that you don’t have on family law attorney fees to right arrest warrants and license suspensions call us and we can show you how to get back on track and focus on your future!
Contact us today at 404-889-8663 or fill in the contact information below to explore your options. Schedule a FREE consultation with an Atlanta bankruptcy attorney.