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My Divorce lawyer informed me that attorney fees owed to opposing

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My Divorce lawyer informed me that attorney fees owed to opposing counsel could be dismissed via bankruptcy in Georgia. I talked with an bankruptcy firm and they said that attorney fees that are awarded in a divorce are considered support and cannot be discharged with bankruptcy. Can you show me (send me the link) to the GA law on this matter?

Over 35 years, I have assisted my clients with debt problems having filed more than 32000 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petitions.

 

There is no Georgia law link. That is, bankruptcy follows federal rules. More specifically, there are certain debts that are not dischargeable in a bankruptcy including taxes, debts based on fraud, claims for injuries based on an intentional act such as driving drunk, and court ordered attorney fees arising out of a divorce matter. Accordingly, your divorce attorney is very wrong!

 

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