Bankruptcy and Child Support
Helping Clients Use Bankruptcy to Get Current on Their Child Support
Child support is one of the most serious financial obligations — and one of the few debts that can land you in jail if you do not pay it. If your other debts are getting in the way of your ability to pay child support in full and on time, it is important to talk to an experienced lawyer.
At Gingold & Gingold LLC, we have helped many clients get current on their child support. Our Atlanta bankruptcy lawyers — Ira D. Gingold, who has been a bankruptcy attorney since 1971 and Court-appointed Bankruptcy Trustee from 1971-2013, and Jamie L. Gingold, who has been practicing bankruptcy, business and real estate law since 2001 — can advise you on your options.
Looking at Your Specific Situation to Offer Individualized Legal Advice
Part of our job as bankruptcy attorneys is to help our clients understand how they can pay for the things that are truly important — including their support obligations to their children — by wiping out debts that are eligible for discharge in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Our attorneys will carefully evaluate your income and expenses so we can advise you on your bankruptcy options and help you get current on your child support payments.
If you are already behind on child support, we may advise you to file Chapter 13 so you can put the child support arrearage in a bankruptcy repayment plan. But everyone’s case is unique, and this may not be necessary in your specific situation, which is why it is important to consult a lawyer.
Contact Our Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers
Don’t let your other debts get in the way of your child support obligations. Contact us at (404) 685-8800 or by e-mail to schedule a free consultation with our experienced bankruptcy lawyers. We have convenient office locations in Atlanta, Cumming, Dallas and Douglasville with evening and weekend appointments available.