Discharging Divorce Property Settlement or Support Obligations

Two federal statutes govern the dischargability of alimony, support obligations, or property division.  11 USC 523(a)(5) creates an exemption to discharge in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for “Domestic Support Obligations”.  11 USC 101(14A) defines a domestic support obligation as debts that are “in the nature of alimony, maintenance, or support”.  11 USC 523(a)(15) creates an exemption to…

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