Bankruptcy Will Not Save You from Child Support or Alimony

Alimony and child support obligations become vested on the date they are due and cannot be modified or changed on a retroactive basis. Filing bankruptcy will not releive a person from these obligations which have become vested. Alimony and child support are not generally considered to be the same as other debts under the law for bankruptcy purposes. Shumake v. Shumake, NO. 2012-CT–00718–SCT (Decided 09/18/14)