Does filing bankruptcy stop any hearing about child support in family court?

The short answer is no. Bankruptcy does not affect any court hearing regarding child support in family court: setting it, collecting it, or enforcing an order about it. Therefore, if you are sued, with a request that you be held in contempt of court for failing to pay child support, the court may go forward with the hearing even if you file bankruptcy. Child support is considered to be a special obligation and not merely a debt. In contrast, any other litigation regarding settlement or collection of debts are stopped cold by bankruptcy.



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