Outrage is the usual reaction when a former spouse who owes you child support or alimony files bankruptcy.
It reinforces all those less-than-flattering thoughts you harbor about your ex.
But maybe that’s not the right reaction for two reasons, one old, one new.
One is old: support debts can’t be wiped out in bankruptcy.
The second reason is new: failure to pay support is grounds for dismissal of a bankruptcy case.
You may have levers that weren’t available to you before as a former spouse. [Read more…]