Child Support Debt & Bankruptcy


How Bankruptcy Affects Child Support and Alimony Payments

Alberta arrears in child support has a special priority in Alberta insolvency matters. The process however provides an opportunity for the payer to restructure a monthly budget allowing arrears to be paid.

Calgary child support payments received as a payee are calculated into your income and as a payer may reduce the amount to be paid in a bankruptcy as a "non-discretionary" expense. This is how bankruptcy affects child support.

We often find that filing a bankruptcy allows the person filing the breathing room to catch up on the arrears because they are no longer burdened with their other debts. Calgary child support debt can then be paid off and the payer can move on with their lives.

When faced with a bankruptcy or a consumer proposal, there is a lot to consider.

Please reach out and let us know that you are interested in becoming debt free. You can do this by calling us at 403-561-8228, texting us at 587-438-9786 or emailing

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