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Can I Discharge Spousal Support In bankruptcy?

No, spousal support, like child support, is considered priority debt and it can’t be discharged in bankruptcy.

Following a bad divorce, many people want to find out if there are ways to get out of paying spousal support, and the truth is that there aren’t any good ways to get out of it.

On the other hand, if you’re being crushed by debt, bankruptcy won’t free you of your spousal support payment, but by reducing or eliminating other debt burdens, it may make it easier to cover the cost, financially if not emotionally.

If you have questions about spousal support and other priority debts, call the Queens bankruptcy lawyers at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 today.