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Is Alimony in Gross dischargeable in AL

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Is Alimony in Gross dischargeable in AL?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Terry L. replied 7 years ago.
Domestic support obligations are not dischargeable anywhere under the bankruptcy code. Sorry.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your quick response. Don't be sorry...I will be the recipient. :-) However, your answer differs from personal research I have conducted which is that Alimony in Gross may be discharged by Bankruptcy, but that 11 U.S.C. 523 provides for certain exemptions to the discharge. I am trying to determine whether Alimony in Gross or Property Settlement would best protect me post-divorce against a very real possibility my husband may file Bankruptcy.

Expert:  Terry L. replied 7 years ago.
property settlements can be discharged in bankruptcy, maintenance and child support cannot. Work with your divorce lawyer to best protect yourself from the bankruptcy. Good luck.