Debts And Divorce In Florida: Are My Debts Dischargeable?

money_trap1.jpgAs a Florida divorce lawyer, clients often ask me if their Florida alimony or Florida child support obligation is dischargeable in a bankruptcy in Florida. The answer is no. Under section 523(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code, virtually all obligations and debts stemming from the marriage such as credit card obligations, mortgage loans and car loans are now no longer dischargeable in bankruptcy if the obligation to pay these items stemmed from a divorce in Florida. Now, any and all obligations of whatever kind or nature flowing from a divorce in Florida are nondischargeable in bankruptcy, a change of which Jacksonville Divorce Attorneys and judges should now know.

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