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What if I am owed alimony/maintenance or child support?
June 28, 2022
By Diane Drain Attorney & Retired Law Professor
The Bankruptcy Code was changed in 2005 to help people who are owed child support or alimony/maintenance (sometimes known as “domestic support obligations” or “DSO”). The collection of any DSOs from property that is not the estate’s property is not automatically stayed 362(b)(2)(B). In addition, Section 522(c)(1) make it obvious that the debtor’s whole estate might be liquidated to satisfy DSO obligation. The Bankruptcy Trustee has responsibilities to the DSO claimant as well. Section 704(c).
By Diane Drain|Published On: June 28th, 2022|Last Updated: July 28th, 2022|
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