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I have a pendente lite Order. I am payig spousal support and child support faithfully. The extras I have been ordered to pay are being milked by my spouse such that I cannot afford to pay them and pay my own rent. If I file for bankruptcy protection, will the obligation to pay for extras over and above child support and spousal support be discharged?
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I am sorry, but no. Generally speaking, familial obligations are not discharged in bankruptcy under 11 USC Sec 523(a)(5).
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