No, spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, falls into a category of priority debt that is not dischargeable through bankruptcy.
It is possible to discharge some debts related to the divorce settlement after the fact, which can make things like spousal maintenance and child support payments more affordable.
If you believe you may be filing for bankruptcy after your divorce, there may be strategic advantages to letting your attorney (but not your spouse’s attorney) know that.
The way things are structured, the assets you argue for, and what debts you’re willing to accept in the settlement may all be affected.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, our team of experienced Queens divorce attorneys can help you get what you need in your divorce settlement, and plan for a bright future beyond.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.