Child Support and Divorce Judgments

Bankruptcy and Child Support in Illinois

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy as a means of reducing or eliminating your child support or spousal maintenance obligations in your divorce judgment, you may be faced with a surprise. Under Illinois and federal bankruptcy laws, support obligations are generally not considered eligible for elimination under Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to include your obligation arrears as part of a debt reorganization plan under Chapter 13.

Divorce and child support obligations are debts that the courts will require you to pay. The rules are complex and circumstances often vary from case to case. Before you make any assumptions about your financial obligations, talk to an experienced Illinois bankruptcy attorney who understands the courts in local bankruptcy and family law courts throughout the Chicago metro region and Illinois.

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The Law Offices of Chad M. Hayward, P.C., is recognized as one of the leading debt relief and bankruptcy law firms serving clients throughout Illinois. If you have questions about bankruptcy and your divorce, or need to get straight answers about bankruptcy myths, call to arrange a free consultation with attorney Chad Hayward today.

We can answer your questions about bankruptcy and divorce issues, including:

  • How bankruptcy and debt will affect your child support and alimony obligations

  • Whether you can file for bankruptcy jointly with your spouse, prior to divorce

  • How your divorce will affect your current Chapter 13 debt repayment plan

  • How bankruptcy will affect your marital property settlement

  • Business bankruptcy and your divorce settlement

  • How bankruptcy will affect your house as part of the property settlement

Don't assume anything about bankruptcy and divorce. Seek sound legal advice from an experienced Illinois bankruptcy attorney. We will work with your Illinois divorce judgment lawyer. 

If you are ready for a fresh start, we are ready to help. Illinois bankruptcy attorney Chad Hayward represents clients in the Chicago metro region and communities throughout Illinois. We work with all Chicago child support payment attorneys. 

Reach us to schedule an appointment at any one of our local community offices by calling 312-967-3159.

You can also contact us by e-mail with a brief description of your legal problem. We look forward to helping your family get the fresh start from debt you need and deserve.

Convenient Locations

In order to provide convenience for clients throughout Chicago and Northern Illinois, we have offices in the following locations: 

Chicago • Schaumburg  • Oakbrook • St. Charles • Naperville • And More


We have office locations throughout the Chicago Area:

Chicago (Downtown)


Oak Brook


All calls are routed through our Downtown office for your convenience.

Phone: 312-967-3159

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