If you are going through a divorce proceeding, you may have questions concerning joint debt, child support, alimony or joint debt (such as credit card debt). Domestic support obligation like child support and alimony cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. However, equitable distribution claims may be discharged in bankruptcy. Likewise, although joint debt may be dischargeable in bankruptcy, you may continue to have an obligation to your former spouse after your discharge. It is imperative that any proposed settlement agreement be reviewed by an attorney with knowledge of bankruptcy law. It is strongly recommended that you consult with our attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your options.