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chapter 7 non consumer bankruptcy debtor has court ordered

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chapter 7 non consumer bankruptcy debtor has court ordered domestic support obligation pre-petition. Schedule E Types of Priority claims. Does debtor have to check box regarding domestic support obligations?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.

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Yes the debtor must check the box concerning domestic support obligations since those support obligations arose prepetition.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

if debtor and debtor-attorney both sign schedules knowingly omitting domestic support obligation. what are the legal ramifications of such an act.

Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.
It is typically considered to be bankruptcy fraud -- a criminal offense -- to file bankruptcy schedules with incorrect information
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