No, you will remain liable for these obligations after your discharge. However, in Chapter 13 past-due child support and alimony can be paid through your plan over 3 to 5 years, and the filing of your case blocks the holder of the claim--either your ex-spouse or the Attorney General’s office--from garnishing your wages to collect the past-due amounts. You are required to stay current on your regular post-filing support payments in Chapter 13, and your case will be dismissed if you get behind on these payments.
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