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Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer:Can My Ex-Spouse Discharge the Credit Card Debt He/She Owes Me from the Divorce?

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This is the second part to my last article I wrote on whether spousal support can be discharged in bankruptcy. If you missed that article, you can read it here. Credit card debt works differently than a Domestic Support Obligation and there are different rules for this type of treatment.      When you enter…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: How Do Michigan Courts Determine Spousal Support (Alimony)?

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     Michigan does not use the term ‘alimony’, instead it uses ‘spousal support’. Spousal support can be awarded to either party and is a money or property allowance, separate from the marital property division. Spousal support is awarded to a spouse who may be unable to support themselves, at least in the short term,…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: If My Ex-Spouse Files For Bankruptcy, Will I Lose My Spousal Support?

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           Bankruptcy law does not allow any Domestic Support Obligations (DSO) to be dischargeable in bankruptcy, whether in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. That means your ex-spouse will not be able to get out of their court ordered obligations for child support or spousal support (alimony). That is the short answer.        We must now…