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Hi and thank you for your question. In the future, you can request me to answer any further questions. I need some clarification to properly answer for you. Who filed bankruptcy and what chapter?
DSO is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
The issue sounds to be if he owes it at all. IF he claims that he does not owe it, that needs to be resolved in the divorce proceeding.
If he is filing chapter 13, any amounts past due would be paid thru his case. If he is doing chapter 7, DSO is not dischargeable if it is owed.
Let me know who is filing and what chapter and I can clarify further for you. THanks
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