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Do I have to pay child support if I file for bankruptcy?

The issue of paying child support during bankruptcy is a common concern because the answer impacts more than just the individual filing for bankruptcy. In general, child support payments are known as non-dischargeable debts and therefore cannot be dismissed by filing for bankruptcy. If you do not pay child support after bankruptcy, part of your salary could be taken to make the child support payments in a method called wage garnishment.

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